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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is congenital muscular dystrophy?

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Dr. Robert Lowe
Pediatric Rheumatology 19 years experience
Inborn muscle diseas: Nih website has lots of excellent information: http://www.Ninds.Nih.Gov/disorders/md/md.Htm "the muscular dystrophies (md) are a group of more than 30 genetic diseases characterized by progressive weakness and degeneration of the skeletal muscles that control movement. Some forms of md are seen in infancy or childhood, while others may not appear until middle age or later. ".
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Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 52 years experience
Muscular dystrophy: The most common and severe form is Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. For a more detailed article, please read this: https://www.evernote.com/shard/s5/nl/432446/3564adbf-9a9a-47d5-b33e-3adef9761805/ I hope that answers your question.
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