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McArdle Disease medical overview

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CONTENTS

McArdle Disease Medical Overview

Information to support primary care decisions for people living with this very rare metabolic myopathy.


3  One page overview

Introduction

4  What is McArdle disease?

5  Clinical Practice Guidelines

5  McArdle’s specialized services

6  Genetic confirmation

6  Inheritance

7  Concomitant conditions 

Rhabdomyolysis

8  Cramps and contractures

8  Pain medication

9  Medical emergencies

Notes re labs

10  Creatine Kinase

11  Blood (urate, liver enzymes)

11  Urine (myoglobin)

Exercise and diet

12  Problems with activity

13  Beneficial exercise

14  Physical therapy

15  Diet

Alerts

16  Statin therapy

16  Drug side effects

17  General anesthetic

17  Tourniquets 

17  Examinations

Support

18  Patient registries

18  Further reading

19  Cards and publications

20  Support groups – Back cover

McArdle Disease Medical Overview

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