Multiple System Atrophy: Information for patients and families
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A fact sheet on Multiple System Atrophy, including what it is and how to manage the symptoms
Multiple System Atrophy is a rare condition that affects the brain. It is a progressive condition which means the symptoms tend to get worse over time.
Multiple System Atrophy affects approximately 4.4 per 100,000 people.
Multiple System Atrophy is difficult to diagnose and can be confused with Parkinson’s Disease especially early on when the symptoms can be similar.
Multiple System Atrophy has a wide range of symptoms, but few people experience them all and symptoms vary person to person.
Symptoms may include:
Researchers are looking for a cure for MSA. There are many therapies or strategies that can help manage symptoms, but no proven medication or surgery therapy at this stage.
Services that may help in managing symptoms include:
Speak to your GP about different services you may need. Contact Parkinson’s SA for information and support to anyone affected by MSA.
Telephone: (08) 8275 1861