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Multiple system atrophy (medical condition): A rare disorder where nerve degeneration causes progressive...more »
Multiple system atrophy: A syndrome complex composed of three conditions which represent clinical variants of the same disease process: STRIATONIGRAL DEGENERATION; SHY-DRAGER SYNDROME; and the sporadic form of OLIVOPONTOCEREBELLAR ATROPHIES. Clinical features include autonomic, cerebellar, and basal ganglia dysfunction. Pathologic examination reveals atrophy of the basal ganglia, cerebellum, pons, and medulla, with prominent loss of autonomic neurons in the brain stem and spinal cord. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1076; Baillieres Clin Neurol 1997 Apr;6(1):187-204; Med Clin North Am 1999 Mar;83(2):381-92).
Source: MeSH 2007
These medical condition or symptom topics may be relevant to medical information for 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 if affects 1 person per 2,000.
They list Multiple system atrophy as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet
Multiple system atrophy: Multiple system atrophy is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:
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Source - NIH
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