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What you should know about the MDA

Myositis, a muscle disease, falls under the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Myo = muscle, itis = inflammation.

MDA clinics are often operated by large teaching universities and with using a multi-disciplinary approach, which means a patient can be seen by healthcare specialists from a variety of disciplines in a single location and who will collaborate with your other physicians.

Specialists can include neurologists, cardiologists, dieticians, genetic counselors, nurse case managers, physiatrists, physical and occupational therapists, psychologists, pulmonologists, social workers, speech/language pathologists.

To find an MDA clinic near you click www.mda.org/locate

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Myositis Support and Understanding Association (MSU) is a patient-centered, all-volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization Empowering the Myositis Community. Founded by Myositis patients, for Myositis patients, MSU provides education, support, advocacy, access to research and clinical trial matching, and need-based financial assistance.

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