Progressive muscular atrophy

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What is progressive muscular atrophy?

Progressive muscular atrophy is one of a group of disorders marked by progressive degeneration of motor neurons in the spinal cord resulting in weakness and muscular atrophy, usually without evidence of injury to the corticospinal tracts.

Common symptoms reported by people with progressive muscular atrophy

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people for progressive muscular atrophy

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Rilutek)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
80

Data from patients with progressive muscular atrophy, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with progressive muscular atrophy

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Rilutek)
Perceived effectiveness
for progressive muscular atrophy (8 evaluations)
Side effects
elevated liver enzymes neuropathic pain in lower extremities 1 more
Total evaluations
8
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with progressive muscular atrophy, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Who has progressive muscular atrophy on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 2 new patients joined this month
  • 524 say PMA is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 6
30s 22
40s 33
50s 78
60s 92
70+ 115
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 6
20-29 years 13
30-39 years 20
40-49 years 37
50-59 years 41
60-69 years 34
70+ years 13

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 212
Female 131

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 175
Not Diagnosed 39

These charts show data from PMA patients who have completed their condition history
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