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What causes muscular dystrophy when kids have it ?

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Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology
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In brief: Genetics

Muscular dystrophies are caused by mutations in the genes responsible for making the components of muscle.
Sometimes these mutations are sporadic, while in other cases there is a family history. A neurologist or geneticist can help you determine the specifics of your case and if genetic testing of the patient or their family members might be useful.

In brief: Genetics

Muscular dystrophies are caused by mutations in the genes responsible for making the components of muscle.
Sometimes these mutations are sporadic, while in other cases there is a family history. A neurologist or geneticist can help you determine the specifics of your case and if genetic testing of the patient or their family members might be useful.
Dr. Julian Bragg
Dr. Julian Bragg
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Dr. Kathryn Mosher
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine

In brief: The same as adults

Anyone with a muscular dystrophy has some type of genetic defect that led to it.
Some have an earlier onset and so appear in childhood, and others have a later onset and may not be obvious until later in life.

In brief: The same as adults

Anyone with a muscular dystrophy has some type of genetic defect that led to it.
Some have an earlier onset and so appear in childhood, and others have a later onset and may not be obvious until later in life.
Dr. Kathryn Mosher
Dr. Kathryn Mosher
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