Important information about ALDA. Please read before using.
The Jain Foundation has developed ALDA (Automated LGMD Diagnostic Assistant), a free online tool to help guide physicians toward the most probable diagnosis in individuals suspected to have some kind of limb-girdle muscular dystrophy (LGMD). This tool includes almost all of the genetically defined LGMDs, as well as a number of muscular dystrophies with overlapping clinical phenotypes which can be mistaken for one of the LGMD subtypes (e.g. Becker Muscular Dystrophy). ALDA asks a series of clinical questions and predicts the most likely type(s) of LGMD a patient may have based on clinical presentation and laboratory findings. Since there is significant overlap and heterogeneity in the clinical symptoms of the LGMD subtypes, ALDA should only be used as a guide to what further analysis is needed and should not be used by itself. All ALDA predictions should be confirmed by genetic analysis prior to making a final diagnosis.
For a list of the diseases evaluated by ALDA click here