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A 34-year-old member asked:

what are the treatments of muscular dystrophy?

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
There are 9 major : types of inherited Muscular Dystrophies & > 100 similar inherited neuromuscular disorders. Treatment depends on specific diagnosis confirmed by molecular genetic testing &, sometimes, muscle biopsy, as most involve organ systems other than skeletal muscle. They differ in ages of onset & rapidity of progression of muscular weakness & atrophy. Please ask again when the diagnosis is established.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Muscular dystrophy: Some treatments used include physical therapy, surgery to correct contraceptives, braces, the corticosteroid,prednisone., creatine supplements. Gene therapy is under investigation.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

What is muscular dystrophy?

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Dr. Andrew Dutka
Neurology 45 years experience
Muscle disease: Muscular dystrophy is a worsening disorder that causes muscle weakness. The worst kind is duchenne's dystrophy, that affects only boys, leads to severe weakness, and wheelchair needs, breathing difficulties in the teens. Milder forms can present later or not cause as much disability. These are genetic (runs in families) disorders.
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A 32-year-old member asked:

What is progressive muscular dystrophy?

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Dr. Ian Stein
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Neurology 21 years experience
Muscle: It is a progressive disorder affecting the muscle causing weakness.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What is pseudohypertrophic muscular dystrophy?

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Dr. Anthony Mosley
Neurology 24 years experience
Big muscles: In some muscular dystophies some muscles are enlarged like in a weight lifter, though they are weak.
A 48-year-old member asked:

What causes muscular dystrophy?

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Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
Genetic disorder: There are different forms. Most common is duchenne that occurs in males but woman are carriers. Other forms are highly genetic such as fsh and myotonic dystrophy and the spectrum of sma. Genetic markers are available.
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A 38-year-old male asked:

I have muscular dystrophy my edge is 39 it seems non progressive. What treatments or new developments are concerning muscular dystrophy?

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Dr. Keith Baldwin
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 15 years experience
Neurologist: Best to check with your neurologist. The prognosis varies greatly with different types of muscular dystrophy.

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