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Oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy


Other Names for this Disease
  • Muscular dystrophy, oculopharyngeal
  • OPMD
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  • My father may have this disease. Should I be tested? Where? How? If this is caught early can anything be done about it? What treatment opportunities are there? Is this limited to French Canadians? We cannot trace our genealogy back to French Canada but we do know that some of our ancestors came from Europe. Click here for answer

  • What kind of disease is this? What impact will it have on my life? Where did it come from? I don't understand how I got this 'rare' disease and don't know anything about it.  Could you please help me understand? I would like to be in a research study. How can I find one? Click here for answer

  • My husband has a family history of oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy. I am worried that he may be affected. Can the symptoms of this condition occur at earlier ages in susequent generations? Could this condition affect sperm mobility? What are the chances that a child we have together could be affected?  Click here for answer