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Prognosis of Machado-Joseph Disease

Prognosis of Machado-Joseph Disease: Variable. Depends on severity. Life-shortening for some. ...see also Overview of Machado-Joseph Disease

Prognosis for Machado-Joseph Disease: The severity of the disease is related to the age of onset, with earlier onset associated with a more severe form of the disease. Symptoms can begin any time between early adolescence and about 70 years of age. MJD is also a progressive disease, meaning that symptoms get worse with time. Life expectancy ranges from the mid-thirties for those with severe forms of MJD to a normal life expectancy for those with mild forms. For those who die early from the disease, the cause of death is often aspiration pneumonia. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Machado-Joseph Disease Information Page: NINDS) ...see also Overview of Machado-Joseph Disease


Complications of Machado-Joseph Disease may include:

See also complications of Machado-Joseph Disease.

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About prognosis:

The 'prognosis' of Machado-Joseph Disease usually refers to the likely outcome of Machado-Joseph Disease. The prognosis of Machado-Joseph Disease may include the duration of Machado-Joseph Disease, chances of complications of Machado-Joseph Disease, probable outcomes, prospects for recovery, recovery period for Machado-Joseph Disease, survival rates, death rates, and other outcome possibilities in the overall prognosis of Machado-Joseph Disease. Naturally, such forecast issues are by their nature unpredictable.


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