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Multiple system atrophy

Multiple system atrophy: Introduction

Multiple system atrophy: A rare disorder where nerve degeneration causes progressive neurological problems involving the central and autonomic nervous system. The rate of progression is variable. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Multiple system atrophy is available below.

Symptoms of Multiple system atrophy

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Multiple system atrophy?

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Causes of Multiple system atrophy

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Disease Topics Related To Multiple system atrophy

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Less Common Symptoms of Multiple system atrophy

Multiple system atrophy: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Multiple system atrophy

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Multiple system atrophy: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Multiple system atrophy

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Prognosis for Multiple system atrophy

Prognosis for Multiple system atrophy: patients usually survive for less than 10 years after the onset of symptoms and there are no periods of remission.

Research about Multiple system atrophy

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Clinical Trials for Multiple system atrophy

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Statistics for Multiple system atrophy

Multiple system atrophy: Broader Related Topics

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Definitions of Multiple system atrophy:

Multiple system atrophy is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Multiple system atrophy, or a subtype of Multiple system atrophy, 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 Multiple system atrophy as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet


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