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  • Impact Factor: 0.285**
  • H-Index: 6
  • ISSN: 2638-4558
  • DOI: 10.25107/2638-4558
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Major Scope

  •  Respiratory Medicine
  •  Surgery
  •  Otolaryngology
  •  Pain Management
  •  Pulmonary Medicine
  •  Gastroenterology
  •  Cancer Clinic
  •  Preventive Medicine


Citation: Clin Case Rep Int. 2019;3(1):1114.DOI: 10.25107/2638-4558.1114

Spinal and Bulbar Muscular Atrophy: Case Report and Diagnostic Overview

Athar P , Bokhari H and Saleem S

Department of Neurology, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, USA Department of Neurology, Dow Medical College, Pakistan

*Correspondance to: Saleem S 

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Spinal and bulbar muscle atrophy (SBMA), frequently known as Kennedy disease is an X-linked recessive disease. SBMA is characterized by bulbar and limb muscle weakness, atrophy and fasciculation, along with endocrine abnormalities leading to gynecomastia and infertility. The incidence of SBMA is 1/30,000 male births. It is caused by the repeated expansion of CAG on the X chromosome. The age of presentation depends on the numbers of CAG repeats, with an average of 43 years and the progression of the disease is slow, an estimated 2% decrease in muscle strength per year. Diagnosis of SBMA is made by NCS and needle EMG, which are a standard part of the evaluation of motor neuron disease. SMBA is often confused with other motor neuron disease, and definitive diagnosis is always required. We present a case of a 53-year-old male who presents with leg weakness and was initially treated as lumbar radiculopathy and was later diagnosed as SBMA


Spinal and bulbar muscle atrophy; Kennedy disease; Gynecomastia

Cite the Article:

Athar P, Bokhari H, Saleem S. Spinal and Bulbar Muscular Atrophy: Case Report and Diagnostic Overview. Clin Case Rep Int. 2019;3:1114.

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