Muscular Dystrophy

Muscular dystrophy causes

Several genes play a pivotal role in the manufacturing of proteins which protect the fibers of the muscles from impairment and damage. When one of these genes is faulty, muscular dystrophy occurs. The various types of the disorder are caused by mutation of the genes that is specific to that …

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Symptoms of muscular dystrophy

Progressive weakness of the muscle is the chief manifesting symptom of muscular dystrophy. The various types of muscular dystrophy vary a bit, in terms of the age at which the symptoms emerge and the succession in which the muscle groups get afflicted. Muscular Dystrophy Symptoms All the muscles of the …

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Types of muscular dystrophy

Duchenne muscular dystrophy Approximately half of the muscular dystrophy cases are Duchenne type; and it usually develops in boys. Characteristically, the clinical features first become obvious when the child starts to walk and these may are: • He falls frequently • Large calf muscles • Difficulty in getting up from …

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What is muscular dystrophy

Muscular dystrophy is a genetic disorder wherein the fibers of the muscle are abnormally vulnerable to damage. The impaired muscles become increasingly weaker. A majority of the people diagnosed with muscular dystrophy will become dependent on a wheelchair eventually. There are various categories of muscular dystrophy; symptoms of the commonest …

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