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What is muscular dystrophy?

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Dr. Andrew Dutka
44 years experience in Neurology
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.
Answered on Mar 6, 2018
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