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McArdle Disease Information/ Emergency Card (5 copies)


This folding four-page card is small enough to fit in a wallet or purse, with a quick explanation for when you need help, and a what to do when you have rhabdomyolysis.

4 pages, 50x85mm, card.


This is a folding four-page card and is small enough to fit in a wallet or purse. Perhaps keep some on the dashboard of the car, in your desk at work, or in your briefcase or handbag. It is a quick way to explain the disease to people. The cards are credit card size.

The card is useful if you get challenged over using a disabled parking bay, or just want to explain your situation to someone you meet. The blue section on front and back has a short explanation of McArdle Disease. The white section on the back has some pointers on the sort of assistance that you might need.

On the inside the card has guidance on what to do in event of an episode of rhabdomyolysis. It has a brief note for emergency doctors with a space for you to write in a name and/or phone number of a doctor who should be contacted in the event of an emergency.

More Details

There are sections for:
  • A brief explanation of the condition
  • Examples of when help might be needed
  • A more technical medical explanation of the condition
  • A reminder of circumstances in which medical attention may be advisable
  • What to do in seeking medical attention
  • A link to the emergency guidelines
  • Space for a name and phone number of your McArdle specialist


“The card was a great help when I had painful muscle spasms and my CK jumped to 16,000. I didn't have to wait hours before treatment was started.” – Judy Hudson, Canada
“I have had two recent emergency visits to hospital. The ER staff thanked me for bringing the card with me and said it was very helpful.” – Harriet McGinnis, USA

Additional information

Weight 10 g
Dimensions 5 × 8.5 × 1 cm