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Kennedy's Disease

Topic: Adult

Created on Saturday, February 24 2007 by blondarb

Last modified on Saturday, February 24 2007.

Kennedy's Disease is a disorder that is:

 
        A) Associated with gynecomastia, testicular atrophy and bulbar atrophy.
 
        B) Found on Chromosone 13p23
 
        C) Autosomal dominant
 
        D) Autosomal recessive
 
        E) GTC trinucleotide repeats
 

 


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A) Associated with gynecomastia, testicular atrophy and bulbar atrophy.

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Kennedy's disease is an x-linked disorder of trinucleotide CAG repeats. Clinically it is associated with gynecomastia, testicular atrophy and bulbar atrophy. Onset is variable but usually between the ages of 20-40.  (See References)

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B) Found on Chromosone 13p23

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X-linked disorder  (See References)

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C) Autosomal dominant

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Kennedy's disease is an x-linked disorder of trinucleotide CAG repeats. Clinically it is associated with gynecomastia, testicular atrophy and bulbar atrophy. Onset is variable but usually between the ages of 20-40.  (See References)

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D) Autosomal recessive

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Kennedy's disease is an x-linked disorder of trinucleotide CAG repeats. Clinically it is associated with gynecomastia, testicular atrophy and bulbar atrophy. Onset is variable but usually between the ages of 20-40.  (See References)

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E) GTC trinucleotide repeats

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Kennedy's disease is an x-linked disorder of trinucleotide CAG repeats. Clinically it is associated with gynecomastia, testicular atrophy and bulbar atrophy. Onset is variable but usually between the ages of 20-40.  (See References)

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References:

1. http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/kennedys/kennedys.htm
2. Kennedy WR, Alter M, Sung JH. Progressive proximal spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy of late onset: a sex-linked recessive trait. Neurology 1968;18:671-680. PMID 4233749.
3. La Spada A, Wilson EM, Lubahn DB, Harding AE, Fischbeck KH. Androgen receptor gene mutations in X-linked spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy. Nature 1991;352:77-79.
4. Fischbeck KH, Lieberman A, Bailey CK, Abel A, Merry DE. Androgen receptor mutation in Kennedy's disease. Phil Trans R Soc Lond B 1999;354:1075-1078
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Kennedy's Disease
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