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What is KD

Learn More About KD

Kennedy's Disease is a rare X-linked recessive genetic progressive neuro-muscular disease which causes muscle weakness and wasting (atrophy) throughout the body. Symptoms usually start appearing between the ages of 30 and 50 with life expectancy to be at or almost normal. Generally males with this inherited gene develop symptoms, while females with this gene are carriers.

The Kennedy’s Disease Association (KDA) has identified several resources to help individuals and their families learn and understand this rare neurological disorder.