Kennedy Disease Questions & Answers

Updated: Sep 29, 2019
  • Author: David A Shirilla, DO; Chief Editor: Nicholas Lorenzo, MD, CPE, MHCM, FAAPL  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is Kennedy disease (KD)?

What is the pathophysiology of Kennedy disease (KD)?

What are the mortality and morbidity associated with Kennedy disease (KD)?

Which age groups have the highest prevalence of Kennedy disease (KD)?

What is the US prevalence of Kennedy disease (KD)?

What is the global prevalence of Kennedy disease (KD)?

What are the sexual predilections of Kennedy disease (KD)?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of Kennedy disease (KD)?

Which neurologic findings are characteristic of Kennedy disease (KD)?

Which physical findings are characteristic of Kennedy disease (KD)?

What are the primary differential diagnoses of Kennedy disease (KD)?

Which conditions are associated with Kennedy disease (KD)?

DDX

Which conditions are included in the differential diagnoses of Kennedy disease (KD)?

What are the differential diagnoses for Kennedy Disease?

Workup

What is the role of genetic and lab testing in the workup of Kennedy disease (KD)?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of Kennedy disease (KD)?

What is the role of EMG in the workup of Kennedy disease (KD)?

What is the role of biopsy in the workup of Kennedy disease (KD)?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of Kennedy disease (KD)?

Treatment

How is Kennedy disease (KD) treated?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of Kennedy disease (KD)?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with Kennedy disease (KD)?

Which dietary modifications are used in the treatment of Kennedy disease (KD)?

Which activity modifications are used in the treatment of Kennedy disease (KD)?

Follow-up

What are the possible complications of Kennedy disease (KD)?

What is the prognosis of Kennedy disease (KD)?

What is included in patient education about Kennedy disease (KD)?