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.

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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. Read more...
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. 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 mutation type causes duchenne muscular dystrophy?

Duchenne MD. Duchenne muscular dystrophy is caused by a defective gene for dystrophin (a protein in the muscles). It is inherited in an X-linked recessive fashion, but it often occurs in people from families without a known family history of the condition. Children with the condition should be followed with a multi-specialist team approach. Read more...
DMD is caused by. mutation of Xp21.2-p21.1, a large gene that encodes dystrophin, a muscle protein. Deletions in specific areas of the gene are associated with cognitive impairment, verbal memory, auditory comprehension, increased risk of ADHD & Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Each son of a carrier mom has a 50% chance of having DMD. Carrier females need testing for cardiomyopathy, heart muscle disease. . See mda.org. Read more...