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What does congenital muscular dystrophy mean?
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Dr. Andrew Dutka
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Andrew Dutka
Dr. Andrew Dutka
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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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