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Automated LGMD Diagnostic Assistant (ALDA)

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Automated LGMD Diagnostic Assistant (ALDA)

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Automated LGMD Diagnostic Assistant

The Jain Foundation has developed ALDA (Automated LGMD Diagnostic Assistant), a free online tool to help guide physicians toward the most probable diagnosis in individuals suspected to have some kind of limb-girdle muscular dystrophy (LGMD). This tool includes all the genetically defined LGMDs, as well as a number of muscular dystrophies with overlapping clinical phenotypes which can be mistaken for one of the LGMD subtypes (e.g. Becker Muscular Dystrophy).   ALDA asks a series of clinical questions and predicts the most likely type(s) of LGMD a patient may have based on clinical presentation and laboratory findings.  Since there is significant overlap and heterogeneity in the clinical symptoms of the LGMD subtypes, ALDA should only be used as a guide to what further analysis is needed and should not be used by itself.  All ALDA predictions should be confirmed by genetic analysis prior to making a final diagnosis. For more information on genetic testing and free sequencing programs go to our Testing and Diagnosis page.

To see a demo of how ALDA works click here.

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