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Muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle-debilitating diseases take away physical strength, independence and life. Find out who gets these diseases, what causes them, what the symptoms and life expectancy are for people affected by them, and how MDA research is leading the way to treatments and cures.

Diseases

Select A Neuromuscular Disease

A

Acid Maltase Deficiency (AMD)

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

Andersen-Tawil Syndrome

B

Becker Muscular Dystrophy (BMD)

Becker Myotonia Congenita

Bethlem Myopathy

Bulbospinal Muscular Atrophy (Spinal-Bulbar Muscular Atrophy)

C

Carnitine Deficiency

Carnitine Palmityl Transferase Deficiency (CPT Deficiency)

Central Core Disease (CCD)

Centronuclear Myopathy

Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT)

Congenital Muscular Dystrophy (CMD)

Congenital Myasthenic Syndromes (CMS)

Congenital Myotonic Dystrophy

Cori Disease (Debrancher Enzyme Deficiency)

D

Debrancher Enzyme Deficiency

Dejerine-Sottas Disease (DSD)

Dermatomyositis (DM)

Distal Muscular Dystrophy (DD)

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD)

Dystrophia Myotonica (Myotonic Muscular Dystrophy)

E

Emery-Dreifuss Muscular Dystrophy (EDMD)

Endocrine Myopathies

Eulenberg Disease (Paramyotonia Congenita)

F

Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy (FSH or FSHD)

Finnish (Tibial) Distal Myopathy

Forbes Disease (Debrancher Enzyme Deficiency)

Friedreich’s Ataxia (FA)

Fukuyama Congenital Muscular Dystrophy

G

Glycogenosis Type 10

Glycogenosis Type 11

Glycogenosis Type 2

Glycogenosis Type 3

Glycogenosis Type 5

Glycogenosis Type 7

Glycogenosis Type 9

Gowers-Laing Distal Myopathy

H

Hauptmann-Thanheuser MD (Emery-Dreifuss Muscular Dystrophy)

Hereditary Inclusion-Body Myositis

Hereditary Motor and Sensory Neuropathy (Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease)

Hyperthyroid Myopathy

Hypothyroid Myopathy

I

Inclusion-Body Myositis (IBM)

Inherited Myopathies

Integrin-Deficient Congenital Muscular Dystrophy

K

Kennedy Disease (Spinal-Bulbar Muscular Atrophy)

Kugelberg-Welander Disease (Spinal Muscular Atrophy)

L

Lactate Dehydrogenase Deficiency

Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome (LEMS)

Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy (LGMD)

Lou Gehrig’s Disease (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis)

M

McArdle Disease (Phosphorylase Deficiency)

Merosin-Deficient Congenital Muscular Dystrophy

Metabolic Diseases of Muscle

Mitochondrial Myopathy

Miyoshi Distal Myopathy

Motor Neurone Disease

Muscle-Eye-Brain Disease

Myasthenia Gravis (MG)

Myoadenylate Deaminase Deficiency

Myofibrillar Myopathy

Myophosphorylase Deficiency

Myotonia Congenita (MC)

Myotonic Muscular Dystrophy (MMD)

Myotubular Myopathy (MTM or MM)

N

Nemaline Myopathy

Nonaka Distal Myopathy

O

Oculopharyngeal Muscular Dystrophy (OPMD)

P

Paramyotonia Congenita

Pearson Syndrome

Periodic Paralysis

Peroneal Muscular Atrophy (Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease)

Phosphofructokinase Deficiency

Phosphoglycerate Kinase Deficiency

Phosphoglycerate Mutase Deficiency

Phosphorylase Deficiency

Phosphorylase Deficiency

Polymyositis (PM)

Pompe Disease (Acid Maltase Deficiency)

Progressive External Ophthalmoplegia (PEO)

R

Rod Body Disease (Nemaline Myopathy)

S

Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)

Spinal-Bulbar Muscular Atrophy (SBMA)

Steinert Disease (Myotonic Muscular Dystrophy)

T

Tarui Disease (Phosphofructokinase Deficiency)

Thomsen Disease (Myotonia Congenita)

U

Ullrich Congenital Muscular Dystrophy

W

Walker-Warburg Syndrome (Congenital Muscular Dystrophy)

Welander Distal Myopathy

Werdnig-Hoffmann Disease (Spinal Muscular Atrophy)

Z

ZASP-Related Myopathy

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