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Are muscular dystrophy diseases inherited?

Are muscular dystrophy diseases inherited?

Yes, virtually all: Heredity varies from autosomal dominant to recessive and a few sex linked, but these are indeed genetically mediated muscle disorders. ...Read more

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Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Are muscular dystrophies always inherited? 

Are muscular dystrophies always inherited? 

Most are: Most are inherited, although there can be acquired mutations in a small number in utero (before birth). ...Read more

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Can kidney diseases cause muscle twitching?

Can kidney diseases cause muscle twitching?

Yes : The kidneys are one of the main regulators of your electrolytes, such as potassium for example. So problems in the kidneys can cause electrolyte abnormalities which can affect muscle function and tone. Don't hesitate to be seen if you are having problems. ...Read more

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What other diseases/conditions are associated with "COX negative fibers on muscle biopsy" besides mitochondrial diseases?

What other diseases/conditions are associated with "COX negative fibers on muscle biopsy" besides mitochondrial diseases?

Complex issues. Best: look them up yourself. E.g. https://www.google.com/search?q=muscle+biopsy+COX+negative+fibers, https://scholar.google.com/scholar?q=muscle+biopsy+COX+negative+fibers & http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1847877-overview would be good places to begin. ...Read more

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Can autoimmune disorders cause premature wrinkles / thinner skin? What kinds of auto immune diseases?

Can autoimmune disorders cause premature wrinkles / thinner skin? What kinds of auto immune diseases?

Topical steroids : Topical corticosteriods can thin skin if you are using these to treat rashes. Autoimmune diseases do not typically cause wrinkles. However; severe stress from any chronic severe disease can age a person. ...Read more

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How come duchenne muscular dystrophy considered a genetic disorder?

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How come duchenne muscular dystrophy considered a genetic disorder?

Mutated gene in X : Duchenne muscular dystrophy is caused by an abnormal gene in x chromosome, and is inherited as an x-linked recessive trait. ...Read more

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What mutation type causes duchenne muscular dystrophy?

What mutation type causes duchenne muscular dystrophy?

Duchenne MD: Duchenne muscular dystrophy is caused by a defective gene for dystrophin (a protein in the muscles). It is inherited in an X-linked recessive fashion, but it often occurs in people from families without a known family history of the condition. Children with the condition should be followed with a multi-specialist team approach ...Read more

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What mutation type causes duchenne muscular dystrophy?

What mutation type causes duchenne muscular dystrophy?

DMD is caused by: mutation of Xp21.2-p21.1, a large gene that encodes dystrophin, a muscle protein. Deletions in specific areas of the gene are associated with cognitive impairment, verbal memory, auditory comprehension, increased risk of ADHD & Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Each son of a carrier mom has a 50% chance of having DMD. Carrier girls can have muscle weakness, including heart. See mda.org & a geneticist. ...Read more

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How are duchennes muscular dystrophy and myotonic muscular dystrophy different?

Amount of Dystrophin: The two conditions differ in their severity, age of onset, and rate of progression. Mutations in the dmd gene cause duchenne and becker forms of muscular dystrophy (dmd and bmd, respectively). Mutations that lead to an abnormal version of dystrophin that retains some function usually cause bmd, while mutations that prevent the production of any functional dystrophin causes dmd. ...Read more

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Are heart conditions hereditary?

Are heart conditions hereditary?

Yes: Some are hereditary. The hereditary issues are usually the more common valvular defects like mitral regurgitation or bifid aorta. ...Read more

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Muscular dystrophy and myopathy, are these related?

Muscular dystrophy and myopathy, are these related?

Yes: Muscular dystrophies are a subgroup of myopathies characterized by muscle degeneration and weakness. ...Read more

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Is duchenne muscular dystrophy more prominent in certain ethnicities?

Duchenne: It is an x linked (from the mother) defective gene. Therefore it effects only boys. Not aware of an ethnic predilection. ...Read more

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Are mitochondrial diseases considered metabolic disorders?

Are mitochondrial diseases considered metabolic disorders?

No: no, mitochondrial diseases related to certain internal cellular issues and their discombobulation's. Metabolic diseases include for the most part diabetes, obesity, Dysmetabolic syndrome, which are a separate type of disease process than internal internal cellular constituents such as mitochondria ...Read more

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Muscilar dystrophy related to dystrophin protein?

Muscilar dystrophy related to dystrophin protein?

Two types: The most common is duchennes with beckers a distant second. Both are related to muscle protein abnormal structure. ...Read more

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Connective tissue disorders--are they genetic or autoimmune?

Connective tissue disorders--are they genetic or autoimmune?

Likley: A combination of both in which genetics predispose you but a trigger or exposure which your body encounters turns on the autoantibodies. ...Read more

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Are congenital heart defects considered types of mitochondrial diseases?

Are congenital heart defects considered types of mitochondrial diseases?

Nope.: Most congenital heart defects can be prevented with Folic Acid preconceptionally and have nothing to do with mitochondrial disorders. ...Read more

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How commonly is congenital heart disease genetic?

How commonly is congenital heart disease genetic?

Polygenic problem: The information that codes for proper heart formation is shared by many genes on chromosomes. Genetic studies show linkage, where a person with a form of chd has a 4% chance of having a first degree relative with any form of chd as well as a 4% risk of having a child with a chd. A few rare syndromes have higher genetic risk (dominant = 50%) that sometimes have chd as part of the syndrome. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of pathogenic diseases, hereditary diseases, deficiency diseases and physiological diseases?

Site protocol: You get the most from this site when you provide background information on a medical problem and ask a related but clear question. We are not a shortcut for homework assignments, or a library reference section. For that you need to consult your local library or text books. ...Read more

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