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A 33-year-old member asked:

Can muscular dystrophy be isolated to one single muscle?

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Dr. Chan Hwang
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 28 years experience
No.: Muscular dystrophy is a group of inherited diseases which cause progressive weakness of muscles that allow movement. Muscular dystrophy usually will affect every muscle in a person with the disease. Symptoms may be more noticeable at first in one muscle but will progress. In one type of muscular dystrophy, the symptoms predominately affect muscles in the shoulder and pelvic girdles.
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A 39-year-old member asked:

Can muscular dystrophy be only in one muscle?

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Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 59 years experience
Called atrophy: Dystrophy is a term reserved for a form of muscle disease (dys= problem with, trophy=growth) localised loss of muscle balk is called atrophy and is usually related to disuse or lower motor neuron problems.
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