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Doctor insights on: How Many Types Of Muscular Dystrophy Are There

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Dr. Kathryn Mosher
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Muscular Dystrophy (Definition)

Muscular dystrophy refers to a group of muscle disorders characterized by progressive weakness of the muscles and ...Read more


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What type of muscular dystrophy causes proper internal growth but improper external growth?

What type of muscular dystrophy causes proper internal growth but improper external growth?

Muscular Dystrophies: Muscular dystrophies cause progressive skeletal muscle weakness & wasting. Main types are Duchenne, Becker, limb girdle, congenital, facioscapulohumeral, myotonic, oculopharyngeal, distal, and Emery-Dreifuss, but > 100 similar inherited diseases exist. Most involve an internal organs/systems- heart, endocrine & nervous systems, GI & urinary tracts, skin &/or eyes- at some stage. See mda.org. ...Read more

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What type of anastasia should people with muscular dystrophy have what type of anastasia should people with muscular dystrophy have

What type of anastasia should people with muscular dystrophy have what type of anastasia should people with muscular dystrophy have

It depends: Certain types of inhalational anesthetics can cause a severe reaction in patients with muscle disorders. This reaction is called "malignant hyperthermia." while it can happen in duchenne muscular dystrophy it is actually more common in other forms of md. Let your anesthesiologist know so that they can "flush out" the machines prior to your surgery. This way they can give you what's safe for md. ...Read more

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What type of anastasia should people with muscular dystrophy have what type of anastasia should people with muscular dystrophy have

It depends: Certain types of inhalational anesthetics can cause a severe reaction in patients with muscle disorders. This reaction is called "malignant hyperthermia." while it can happen in duchenne muscular dystrophy it is actually more common in other forms of md. Let your anesthesiologist know so that they can "flush out" the machines prior to your surgery. This way they can give you what's safe for md. ...Read more

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Tell me about muscular dystrophy DMD. The test like CPK to identify the problem measured in which unit and is there different type of CPK test?

Muscular dystrophy: Muscular dystrophy is a genetic disorder affecting the muscles. There are different types with different modes of inheritance, age of onset and severity. The CK (or CPK), creatinine kinase are usually elevated in any one. There are different isoenzymes for CK yet it is the total CK that is measured and important in muscular dystrophy. The final diagnosis is made by genetic testing or other tests ...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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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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How does the dystrophin gene which causes becker type muscular dystrophy get mutated ?

How does the dystrophin gene which causes becker type muscular dystrophy get mutated ?

2 ways: Genetic information is passed down from parents to their child, either accurately, or with random changes called "spontaneous" mutations. Muscular dystrophy can be inheirited, or occur for the first time in an individual. The actual number of dystrophin "copies" made by the gene of the individual can vary. Environmental factors are not suspected at this time. ...Read more

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What type of genetic disorder is the duchenne muscular dystrophy?

What type of genetic disorder is the duchenne muscular dystrophy?

"X-Linked recessive": This means that the problem causing this disease is carried on the x chromosome. Women have 2 of these, men just one. If a boy has an x chromosome that has this genetic defect, there is no other dna to "cover" this up and that boy will have the disease. Women have 2 copies of dna, and only can be carriers. Mothers can then pass this problem on to their sons, however. ...Read more