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What Is The Difference Between Muscular Dystrophy And Muscular Atrophy
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Atrophy usually refers to the skin-as you get older or if you have had alot of sun in the past-the dermis (that is the layer below the top layer which is called the epidermis) gets thinner and the skin looks more wrinked. Muscles and fat can also get thinner -this is another form of atrophy. Even the top layer gets thinner ...Read more
What is muscular dystrophy? And what's the difference between muscular dystrophy and muscular atrophy? And what can be done to strengthen the muscle
Dystrophy vs atrophy: This is a VERY large and complicated subject. It can't possibly be answered properly in 400 characters. For lots more information, go to http://mda.org. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Usually not: There are some experimental compounds that may prevent or delay atrophy in muscular dystrophy but nothing that uasually brings back muscles that have atrophied already. One should discuss preventative measures as well as possible treatmenst with a neuromuscular neurologist. ...Read more
Please help! what is the difference between duchennes muscular dystrophy and myotonic muscular dystrophy?
Good question.: The long answer reqires that you go to the internet so you can look at the typical facial features of myotonic dystrophy. The two conditions are not similar in presentaion. You should go with the long answer. ...Read more
Muscle vs motor neur: Duchenne muscular dystrophy is a disease of the muscles wherein the muscles degenerate and are replaced by fibrous and fatty tissue. Spinal muscular atrophy may look similar, but it is not an dystrophy. It is a disease of motor neurons. It is an inherited recessive disease. ...Read more
Difference between duchnne & becker muscular dystrophy. Can becker m d discovered in early childhood?
Possible but...: The onset of weakness is later in becker than in duchenne dystrophy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Both are inherited: neuromuscular disorders. DMD is caused by mutatation(s) on Chr. X. Onset of rapidly progressive muscle atrophy starts early in boys. Female carriers can have heart muscle disease. MD 1 is caused by mutant genes on Chr. 19; MD 2 by mutant genes on Chr. 3, Each child of a parent affected by either has a 50% chance of inheriting it, often with earlier & more severe symptoms than the parent's. ...Read more
Striking differences: Muscular dystrophy usually starts in childhood or adolescence, less commonly later in life. It is a hereditary progressive condition, causing problems with weakness in skeletal muscles, and occasionally cardiac muscles, with abnormal muscle enzymes. MS is an inflammatory autoimmune condition, affecting brain, spinal cord, and eyes, with relapses and remissions. MRI lesions can confirm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It's progressive: The most common forms of muscular dystrophy are progressive. Immobility in general is related to muscle atrophy independent of disease. Patients with muscular dystrophy who stay active retain independence longer than those who do not, and some medications and surgeries can assist in this goal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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