What does congenital muscular dystrophy mean?

Muscle disease. Congenital myopathy means a disease of muscle present since birth, usually inherited. The congenital myopathies are due to several genetic defects, mostly associated with muscle energy use. Usually, people have muscle weakness or damage that is mild and presents in teen or older years. Muscular dystrophy is a congenital myopathy but much more severe and not usually under this name.
CMD. In general, cmds are autosomal recessive diseases resulting in severe muscular weakness at birth that is either slowly progressive or nonprogressive. At birth or in the first few months of life, patients may have severe hypotonia, weakness, feeding difficulty, and respiratory insufficiency. Contractures are common. CNS manifestations may be present. Seizures. Scoliosis, cardiac abnormalities.

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What could cause congenital muscular dystrophy?

Genetic disorder. There are different forms. Most common is duchenne that occurs in males but woman are carriers. Other forms are highly genetic such as fsh and myotonic dystrophy and the spectrum of sma. Genetic markers are available. Read more...

I have congenital muscular dystrophy, any suggestions?

Good specialist. You should seek out a qualified and experienced doctor who specializes in neuromuscular diseases. Also there are support groups for individuals with these types of disorders. Best of luck. Read more...

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is congenital muscular dystrophy?

Inborn muscle diseas. Nih website has lots of excellent information: http://www.Ninds.Nih.Gov/disorders/md/md.Htm "the muscular dystrophies (md) are a group of more than 30 genetic diseases characterized by progressive weakness and degeneration of the skeletal muscles that control movement. Some forms of md are seen in infancy or childhood, while others may not appear until middle age or later. ". Read more...
Muscular dystrophy. The most common and severe form is Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. For a more detailed article, please read this: https://www.evernote.com/shard/s5/nl/432446/3564adbf-9a9a-47d5-b33e-3adef9761805/ I hope that answers your question. Read more...

Please let me know if there is anyway to test for congenital muscular dystrophy?

Yes. It is a too hard to answer in 400 characters, but this is a very good website to get you started: http://mda.Org/disease/congenital-muscular-dystrophy/diagnosis. Read more...

What are the symptoms of duchenne muscular dystrophy?

Weakness... ...More prominent in large muscles than in small ones, progressing to inability to stand up without assistance (see http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/gower_maneuver ); muscles are enlarged early on ("pseudohypertrophy) but wither later. Read more...

What are medications for duchenne muscular dystrophy?

Steroids. Currently the mainstay of therapy for duchenne is still steroids. Steroids slow the progression of the disease but are not a cure. There are many promising therapies being tested, but so far no others available at this time. For more information visit mda.Org or duchenneconnect. Read more...