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McArdle Disease Medical Overview booklet (2 copies)


An overview of the medical aspects of McArdle disease, with referenced information to assist medical staff who are attending people with McArdle’s. A quick guide to McArdle’s, focussed on primary care issues and emergency care.

20 pages, size 210x100mm, August 2016.

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This booklet is based on the experiences of people with McArdle’s and the issues that can arise in primary care, hospital visits and seeing other consultants. It is not a replacement for McArdle care from an experienced McArdle specialist.

It offers referenced information to assist medical staff who are attending people with McArdle’s. It is a quick guide to McArdle’s, and is focussed on primary care issues with pages on Creatine Kinase levels and emergency visits to hospital with rhabdomyolysis. It addresses all the common misconceptions, confusions and mistakes. The intention is that the GP should hold a copy as should the McArdle person to use whenever they are in a medical consultation.

The content will be very helpful to people with McArdle’s in many countries. Two copies are included – one for your General Practitioner and one for you to keep for you own reference and to take to appointments with other medical professionals.

A PDF copy of this booklet may be downloaded free of charge.

More Details

The booklet has sections on:
  • One-page overview
  • What is McArdle disease?
  • McArdle’s specialised services
  • Genetic confirmation
  • Inheritance
  • Concomitant conditions
  • Cramps and contractures
  • Pain medication
  • Medical emergencies
  • Creatine Kinase
  • Blood and urine tests
  • Problems with activity
  • Beneficial exercise
  • Physiotherapy
  • Diet
  • Alerts
  • Support


“I have taken this booklet with me to medical appointments for other conditions and it is always appreciated by the consultants as it helps them know what is McArdle’s and what is not.” – Margaret Carter, UK

Additional information

Weight 30 g
Dimensions 21 × 10 × 0.4 cm