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Which parts of the body does muscular dystrophy affect?
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
In brief: Muscles
Usually the muscles of pelvic girdle , thighs, and calves.

In brief: Muscles
Usually the muscles of pelvic girdle , thighs, and calves.
Dr. Troy Reyna
Dr. Troy Reyna
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In brief: Depend on the type
There are many types of muscular dystrophy, affecting different muscle groups.
One type affects the eye muscles and the muscles of the pharynx; another primarily affects the facial muscles, the muscles of the shoulder girdle and the proximal arm. Most other muscular dystrophies affect the limb girdles, but rare forms can originate distally. There are many subtypes and new types are being described.

In brief: Depend on the type
There are many types of muscular dystrophy, affecting different muscle groups.
One type affects the eye muscles and the muscles of the pharynx; another primarily affects the facial muscles, the muscles of the shoulder girdle and the proximal arm. Most other muscular dystrophies affect the limb girdles, but rare forms can originate distally. There are many subtypes and new types are being described.
Dr. Jonathan Dissin
Dr. Jonathan Dissin
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