Conditions Supported by the MDA

Neuromuscular condition is a broad umbrella term that discribes a variety of muscle diseases. These conditions primarily result in progressive muscle wastage and can be devastating for those diagnosed and their families. Symptoms can appear just after birth or for others not until much later in life, they are unpredictable and there is no cure.

The MDA currently supports approximately 60 different neuromuscular conditions including muscular dystrophy:

HERE ARE SOME OF THE MORE COMMON CONDITIONS THAT WE SUPPORT


A

Adrenoleucodystrophy

Adrenomyeloneuropathy

Acid Maltase Deficiency / Pompe Disease

Andersen-Tawil Syndrome

Ataxias (Inherited)

B

Becker and Thomsen Disease/Myotonia Congenita

Becker Muscular Dystrophy

C

CANVAS

Carnitine Deficiency

Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT)

Congenital Muscular Dystrophy

Congenital Myasthenic Syndrome

Cori or Forbe's Disease/Debrancher Enzyme Deficiency

D

Debrancher Enzyme Deficiency/Forbe or Cori's Disease

Dejerine-Sottas disease / CMT 3

Distal Myopathy/GNE Myopathy/Hereditary Inclusion Body Myopathy

Distal Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 1 (DSMA1)/Spinal Muscular Atrophy with respiratory distress (SMARD1)

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Dermatomyositis and Polymyositis

E

Emery-Dreifuss Muscular Dystrophy

F

Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy

Familial Spastic Paraparesis/Hereditary Spastic Paraplegias

Forbe or Cori's  Disease/Debrancher Enzyme Deficiency

Friedreich's Ataxia (FA)

G

GNE Myopathy/Hereditary Inclusion Body Myopathy/Distal Myopathy

Glycogen Storage Disorders

Glycogen Storage Disease Type III

Glycogen Storage Disease Type VII

H

Hereditary Inclusion Body Myopathy/GNE Myopathy/Distal Myopathy

Hereditary Motor and Sensory Neuropathy/ Charcot-Marie-Tooth

Hereditary Sensory Neuropathy 

Hereditary Spastic Paraplegias/Familial Spastic Paraparesis

Hyperthyroid Myopathy

Hypothyriod Myopathy 

I

Inclusion Body Myopathy

Inclusion Body Myositis

Inherited Ataxias

J

K

Kennedy's Disease/Spinal Bulbar Muscular Atrophy

Kugelberg-Welander syndrome/Spinal Muscular Atrophy (Type 3)

L

Lambert Eaton Syndrome

Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy

Leucodystrophies - All types 

M

Manifesting Carriers of Duchenne or Becker Muscular Dystropy

McArdle's Disease (Phosphorylase Deficiency)

Metachromatic Leucodystrophy

Metabolic Myopathies - all types

Mitochondrial Encephalomyopathy, Lactic Acidosis and Stroke-like Episodes/MELAS

Mitochondrial Myopathy (including MELAS, MERRF, NARP and MIDD)

Muscular Dystrophies

Myasthenia Gravis

Myofibrillar Myopathy

Myotonia Congenita/Thomsen's and Becker's Disease

Myotubular Myopathy

Myotonic Dystrophy (Types 1 and 2)

N

Nemaline Myopathy

Neurofibromatosis types 1 and 2

O

Occulopharyngeal Muscular Dystrophy

P

Paramyotonia Congenita

Periodic Paralysis (types 1 and 2)

Phosphofructokinase Deficiency/Tarui's DIsease

Phosphorylase Deficiency/McArdle's Disease

Polymyositis and Dermatomyositis

Pompe Disease/Acid Maltase Deficiency

PROMM (Proximal Myotonic Myopathy)

Q

R

S

Spinal Muscular Atrophy with respiratory distress (SMARD1)/Distal Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 1 (DSMA1)

Spinal Bulbar Muscular Atropy/X-Linked Spinal Bulbar Muscular Atrophy

Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) - all types

Spinocerebellar Ataxias (SCA) - all types

T

Tarui's DIsease/Phosphofructokinase Deficiency

Thomsen and Becker Disease/Myotonia Congenita

U

Ullrich Congenital Muscular Dystrophy

V

W

Werdnig Hoffmann Disease/Spinal Muscular Atrophy (Type1)

X

X-Linked Spinal Bulbar Muscular Atrophy/Spinal Bulbar Muscular Atrophy

Y

Z

GLOSSARY OF TERMS RELATING TO NEUROMUSCULAR CONDITIONS

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These are just some of the conditions that we support; contact us to see if we can help support your condition.

This page was reviewed 30 MAR 16