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

Updated: Sep 30, 2019
  • Author: Paul E Barkhaus, MD, FAAN, FAANEM; Chief Editor: Nicholas Lorenzo, MD, MHA, CPE  more...
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Other problems to be considered include the following:

  • Autosomal dominant cerebellar ataxia type I

  • Bulbar hereditary motor neuropathy affecting the lowest 6 cranial nerves (Fazio-Londe disease)

  • Cervical spondylosis

  • Cytoplasmic-body myopathy [63]

  • Facial onset sensory and motor neuropathy (FOSNM syndrome) [60, 61]

  • Hereditary proximal motor neuropathy

  • Hereditary distal motor neuropathy

  • Hereditary motor neuronopathy with oculopharyngeal involvement

  • Hexosaminidase A deficiency

  • Motor neuron disease with macroglobulinemia [59]

  • Myasthenia gravis - Adult acquired form

  • Oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy

  • Polymyositis

  • Sandhoff disease [65]

  • Scapuloperoneal hereditary motor neuropathy

  • Syphilis (neurovascular form)

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