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who is affected by muscular dystrophy

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Giannini
35 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Approximately 14,000: Duchenne muscular dystrophy is a recessive x-linked form of muscular dystrophy, affecting around 1 in 3, 600 boys, which results in muscle degeneratio ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience in Endocrinology
Estimated incidence: Estimated incidence is approx. 1 in 4, 000 male births.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Abel
25 years experience in Pediatrics
Dystrophin gene: This gene is located on the x chromosome and is recessive. Only males develop the disease, but females can be carriers.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Dissin
38 years experience in Neurology
X-Linked Reces. MD: Duchenne dystrophy is inherited as an x-linked recessive trait, carried in women. It affects about 1in 3500 male births with no geographic/ethnic vari ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
31 years experience in Neurology
Unknown: The incidence is underestimated. Limb girdle dystrophy is actually under diagnosed, although still pretty rare. Always need muscle biopsy to rule ou ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
No one is typically-: -affected.usually due to injury, inflammation or idiopathic meaning it just happens. Also could be from a pulmonary origin liked PE, pneumonia or pleu ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
31 years experience in Neurology
Usually.: Myotonia, can have more than one cause. Myotonic dystrophy, is a genetics, and heritage form of Maya Tonio. If you have the gene, you most likely hav ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Hemiectromelia: is a congenital condition.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Singer
50 years experience in Pediatric Neurology
Motor nerve cells: Polio virus affects the motor nerve cells of the spinal cord and brain stem. These cells are responsible for control of voluntary muscles causing par ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Alstrom syndrome: Symptoms often start in infancy or early childhood.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Mosher
19 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Yes but . . .: Yes, there is no reason that a person with duchenne could not reproduce. However, most people with duchenne elect not to because as they get older the ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Older males: Typically, there are about 3 times as many males as females, but not fully clear why there is this predilection. Usually a disease presenting in the ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Saunders
24 years experience in Ophthalmology
Congenital defects: This rare condition is a congenital optic nerve defect; no particular types of people are affected more than the other. People with this condition are ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Panner's disease: Usually seen in children btwn 5 to 10 years old.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Women: Women are more commonly effected than men. The older the individual, the more likely that individual is to be effected..
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Abel
25 years experience in Pediatrics
See below: Patients with duchenne muscular dystrophy will have progressive muscle weakness that will ultimately lead to problems with respiration and heart funct ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Abel
25 years experience in Pediatrics
X linked recessive: So it only shows up in males. Females can carry the gene and pass it on to their sons.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
50 years experience in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Define dmd: If you mean by "dmd" duchenne's muscular dystrophy, it is the x-chromosome where the mutation causing that disorder is located. Since males have only ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Maughon
23 years experience in Pain Management
Muscle relaxants: It's really just trial and error. It does have the advantage of being one of least likely to be sedating. You may need to trial Baclofen or Zanaflex ( ... Read More
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A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Hyde
28 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Random: Having facet syndrome, or facet joint arthritis, is part of the degenerative cascade of the functional spinal unit (involving discs and the facet join ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Muscular dystrophies: are a group of inherited neuromuscular disorders. Of the 9 major types & > 100 related disorders, each is caused by a specific mutant gene or g ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rawan Tarawneh
17 years experience in Neurology
Muscle unstable: Dystrophin is an important components of the skeleton of the muscle fiber that helps keep the membrane stable and the membrane proteins "anchored" in ... Read More
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