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What is the difference between muscular dystrophy and muscular atrophy?

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Dr. Idan Sharon
Neurology

In brief: Muscle atrophy

Muscle atrophy is shrinkage of the muscle itself dues to disuse or disease, where as muscular dystrophy is a disease (inherited) that cause muscle to be sick and atrophy.

In brief: Muscle atrophy

Muscle atrophy is shrinkage of the muscle itself dues to disuse or disease, where as muscular dystrophy is a disease (inherited) that cause muscle to be sick and atrophy.
Dr. Idan Sharon
Dr. Idan Sharon
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Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology

In brief: Disease vs Symptom

Atrophy is a general term for reduced bulk in a muscle.
There are many causes for muscular atrophy, and muscular dystrophy can be one of them.

In brief: Disease vs Symptom

Atrophy is a general term for reduced bulk in a muscle.
There are many causes for muscular atrophy, and muscular dystrophy can be one of them.
Dr. Julian Bragg
Dr. Julian Bragg
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