Kennedy Disease Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Jun 08, 2016
  • Author: Paul E Barkhaus, MD; Chief Editor: Nicholas Lorenzo, MD, MHA, CPE  more...
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DDx

Diagnostic Considerations

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)

Differential Diagnoses