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Muscular dystrophy (MD) is a group of more than 30 inherited diseases. They all cause muscle weakness and muscle loss. Some forms of MD appear in infancy or childhood. Others may not appear until middle age or later. The different types can vary in whom they affect, which muscles they affect, and what the symptoms are. All forms of MD grow worse as the person's muscles get weaker. Most people with MD eventually lose the ability to walk.

There is no cure for muscular dystrophy. Treatments can help with the symptoms and prevent complications. They include physical and speech therapy, orthopedic devices, surgery, and medications. Some people with MD have mild cases that worsen slowly. Others cases are disabling and severe.

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  1. Muscular Dystrophy (National Library of Medicine)  
    Muscular dystrophy (MD) is a group of more than 30 inherited diseases. They all cause muscle weakness and ... ability to walk. There is no cure for muscular dystrophy. Treatments can help with the symptoms and prevent ...
  2. Pseudohypertrophic muscular dystrophy; Muscular dystrophy - Duchenne type ... Duchenne muscular dystrophy is a form of muscular dystrophy that worsens quickly. Other muscular dystrophies (including Becker's muscular dystrophy ) get ...
  3. Facts About Rare Muscular Dystrophies (Congenital, Distal, Emery-Dreifuss and Oculopharyngeal) Updated December 2009 2 CMD, DD, EDMD and OPMD • ©2011 MDA Dear Friends: ...
  4. Benign pseudohypertrophic muscular dystrophy; Becker's dystrophy ... Becker muscular dystrophy is very similar to Duchenne muscular dystrophy , except that it gets worse at a much slower rate ...
  5. Landouzy-Dejerine muscular dystrophy ... Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy affects the upper body. It is not the same as Duchenne muscular dystrophy and Becker muscular dystrophy , ...
  6. ... literature OMIM Genetic disorder catalog Conditions > Limb-girdle muscular dystrophy On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Diagnosis ... definitions Reviewed April 2011 What is limb-girdle muscular dystrophy? Limb-girdle muscular dystrophy is a term for ...
  7. Muscular dystrophy - limb-girdle type (LGMD) ... Limb-girdle muscular dystrophies are a large group of genetic diseases in which there is muscle weakness and wasting (muscular dystrophy). In ...
  8. ... Recent literature OMIM Genetic disorder catalog Conditions > Oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Diagnosis ...
  9. Genetics Home Reference: Tibial muscular dystrophy From the National Institutes of Health (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... Recent literature OMIM Genetic disorder catalog Conditions > Tibial muscular dystrophy On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Diagnosis ... Glossary definitions Reviewed February 2012 What is tibial muscular dystrophy? Tibial muscular dystrophy is a condition that affects ...
  10. ... Recent literature OMIM Genetic disorder catalog Conditions > Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Diagnosis ...
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