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Does muscular dystrophy affect children exclusively?
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Dr. Andrew Dutka
Neurology
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In brief: NO
There are forms of muscular dystrophy that affect young adults, are milder, and less disabling.
Becker's dystrophy, facioscapulohumeral dystrophy, scapuloperoneal dystrophy are examples. They are still inherited disorders, progress over time, but generally are less severe than the childhood forms of disease.

In brief: NO
There are forms of muscular dystrophy that affect young adults, are milder, and less disabling.
Becker's dystrophy, facioscapulohumeral dystrophy, scapuloperoneal dystrophy are examples. They are still inherited disorders, progress over time, but generally are less severe than the childhood forms of disease.
Dr. Andrew Dutka
Dr. Andrew Dutka
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In brief: See Below
Patients with muscular dystrophy usually die in early adult hood.
So, there are not adults with this illness.

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Patients with muscular dystrophy usually die in early adult hood.
So, there are not adults with this illness.
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
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