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Kennedy disease


Other Names for this Disease

  • Bulbospinal muscular atrophy
  • SBMA
  • Spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy
  • Spinobulbar muscular atrophy
  • X-linked bulbospinal amyotrophy
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  • I have Kennedy disease. Lately, I've had trouble coughing up phlegm. I've also been hoarse and at times have a weak and raspy voice. An ENT told me two years ago that I have lost some elasticity in my larynx. Does Kennedy disease cause these types of problems? Click here for answer

  • My wife is showing many symptoms of this disease and is a confirmed carrier. Is it possible that she has it? Click here for answer

Other Names for this Disease
  • Bulbospinal muscular atrophy
  • SBMA
  • Spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy
  • Spinobulbar muscular atrophy
  • X-linked bulbospinal amyotrophy
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.