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GENETIC STUDY FOR EMERY-DREIFUSS MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY


Dr. Peter Kang is conducting a study on the genetic origins of various muscular dystrophies, including Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy, and is open to enrolling subjects at the University of Florida College of Medicine.  


Participation will involve sharing medical records with the study team, as well as selected and optional donation of tissue samples.  Blood and urine samples may be collected for the study, but the only muscle tissues to be collected will be samples already obtained as part of a clinical muscle biopsy.  


Information discovered during the study cannot directly be reported to subjects and clinical care is not involved in the study, but genetic findings may be shared with clinical diagnostic laboratories to facilitate clinical confirmation of potentially relevant results.  


For more information, please contact:

Dr. Peter Kang at pbkang@ufl.edu or 352-273-8921.

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GENETIC TESTING - If you are in need of genetic testing please fill out this form. We are in the process of helping to arrange genetic testing for family members or those suspected of having EDMD. Please use the form to the right or on our genetic testing page to request information. Click here for details.

PRIVATE FACEBOOK FORUM - Thanks to one of our community members there is a very active EDMD Forum you can participate in on Facebook. Connect with other members of our community and those around the world diagnosed with EDMD. Click here.

GENETIC INFORMATION - Our new Genetics page provides detailed information on each currently known form of EDMD. Written by Dr. Howard J. Worman of Columbia Presbyterian in New York (USA) and provided by MedLink Neurology (www.medlink.com). Click here to access the new page or use the menu bar at the left.

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