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Diseases » Adrenomyodystrophy » Summary

What is Adrenomyodystrophy?

What is Adrenomyodystrophy?

  • Adrenomyodystrophy: A rare genetic disorder characterized by primary adrenal insufficiency, dystrophic myopathy, severe psychomotor retardation and an overly-distended bladder which can cause death.

Adrenomyodystrophy is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Adrenomyodystrophy, or a subtype of Adrenomyodystrophy, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Adrenomyodystrophy as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Adrenomyodystrophy: Introduction

Types of Adrenomyodystrophy:

Broader types of Adrenomyodystrophy:

How serious is Adrenomyodystrophy?

Complications of Adrenomyodystrophy: see complications of Adrenomyodystrophy

What causes Adrenomyodystrophy?

Causes of Adrenomyodystrophy: see causes of Adrenomyodystrophy

What are the symptoms of Adrenomyodystrophy?

Symptoms of Adrenomyodystrophy: see symptoms of Adrenomyodystrophy

Complications of Adrenomyodystrophy: see complications of Adrenomyodystrophy

Adrenomyodystrophy: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Adrenomyodystrophy.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Adrenomyodystrophy.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Adrenomyodystrophy: Endocrinologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Adrenomyodystrophy.
Treatments for Adrenomyodystrophy: see treatments for Adrenomyodystrophy

Name and Aliases of Adrenomyodystrophy

Main name of condition: Adrenomyodystrophy

Other names or spellings for Adrenomyodystrophy:

Von Petrykowski disease, AMD

AMD (Adrenomyodystrophy)
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Adrenomyodystrophy: Related Conditions

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