Fibromuscular Dysplasia

National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.

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General Discussion

Fibromuscular dysplasia, commonly called FMD, is a disease that causes one or more arteries in the body to have abnormal cell development in the artery wall. As a result, areas of narrowing, called stenosis, may occur. If enough narrowing causes a decrease in blood flow through the artery, symptoms may result.

FMD is most commonly found in the arteries that supply the kidneys with blood (renal arteries). Up to 75% of all patients with FMD will have disease in the renal arteries. The second most common artery affected is the carotid artery, which is found in the neck and supplies the brain with blood. Less commonly, FMD affects the arteries in the abdomen (supplying the liver, spleen and intestines) and extremities (legs and arms). In 28% of the people with this disease, there will be evidence of FMD in more than one artery.

Resources

Fibromuscular Dysplasia Society of America, Inc. (FMDSA)
20325 Center Ridge Road
Suite 620
Rocky River, OH 44116
USA
Tel: (216)834-2410
Fax: (216)333-1497
Tel: (888)709-7089
Email: admin@fmdsa.org
Internet: http://www.fmdsa.org

Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
PO Box 8126
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
Tel: (301)251-4925
Fax: (301)251-4911
Tel: (888)205-2311
TDD: (888)205-3223
Email: ordr@od.nih.gov
Internet: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/Default.aspx

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For a Complete Report

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