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 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to improve the day-to-day lives of Myositis patients. MSU is a patient-centered organization, founded by Myositis patients, for Myositis patients, and believes education, support, advocacy, and assistance are key to helping patients and caregivers. As a nonprofit, we rely on donations for funding and volunteers to help manage our fast growing organization.

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