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Are muscular dystrophies always inherited? 

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Most are

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

In brief: Most are

Most are inherited, although there can be acquired mutations in a small number in utero (before birth).
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
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Dr. Ricardo Madrid
but those acquired (de novo) mutations are potentially transmited to the next generation if the affected person has children
Dr. Carol Van der Harst
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Spontaneous genetic mutations can occur. Dominant and non-dominant conditions well be important for you to consider if fertility is at issue.
Seek genetic counseling for more information.

In brief: No

Spontaneous genetic mutations can occur. Dominant and non-dominant conditions well be important for you to consider if fertility is at issue.
Seek genetic counseling for more information.
Dr. Carol Van der Harst
Dr. Carol Van der Harst
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Dr. Gregg Friedman
Gregg L. Friedman MD Psychiatrist agrees
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