Kennedy disease

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Synonyms: SBMA | SMAX1 | X-linked BSMA | X-linked bulbospinal amyotrophy | X-linked bulbospinal muscular atrophy | X-linked spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy

Kennedy’s disease also known as bulbospinal muscular atrophy (BSMA) is a rare X-linked recessive motor neuron disease characterized by proximal and bulbar muscle wasting.

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Advocacy Organizations

Association Aux Pas du Coeur – Côte d’ivoire

Our organization wants to raise awareness and recognition of rare diseases in Ivory Coast. Our mission is to: Raise awareness and campaign to help with the diagnosis and free therapeutic care of patients. Request and/or contribute to actions relating to the training of the medical profession to be able to make a final diagnosis and ensure continuous monitoring of patients easily.

Genetic Support Network of Victoria

The Genetic Support Network of Victoria is an organisation that supports people living with genetic, undiagnosed and rare conditions and those who support them including community and families, patient support organisations, health professionals and industry. Our vision is our community flourishing and living their best lives.

Project CASK

VISION Project CASK believes in a world free of the life limitations and debilitating effects of CASK gene disorders. ​MISSION To accelerate breakthroughs in research to develop treatments and a cure for CASK gene disorders. ​VALUES Collaboration. Transparency. Urgency.

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Clinical Trials

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