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Joseph Disease

Joseph Disease Causes

Joseph disease is a rare genetic defect that occurred in the chromosome 14.

Joseph Disease Definition

Joseph disease, also known in names such as the Machado-Joseph disease and spinocerebral ataxia type 3, is a rare disorder characterized by lack of muscle control.

Joseph Disease Diagnosis

The disease can be detected by tracing cases of the disease that occurred in the family's history.

Joseph Disease Symptoms and Signs

The symptoms for the disease include difficulty in speech and swallowing, muscle spasms, weakness of the limbs, involuntary eye movements and frequent urination. These symptoms can eventually lead to paralysis.

Joseph Disease Treatment

There is no exact treatment for Joseph disease. Antispasmodic drugs can be taken to help reduce the muscle spasms.

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