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What causes muscular dystrophy?

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Dr. Keith Baldwin
Orthopedic Surgery - Pediatric

In brief: Faulty protein

The most common form of muscular dystrophy is caused by an abnormal protein.
It causes muscle tissues not to form correctly resulting in replacement of muscle tissue with scar tissue and fatty infiltrate.

In brief: Faulty protein

The most common form of muscular dystrophy is caused by an abnormal protein.
It causes muscle tissues not to form correctly resulting in replacement of muscle tissue with scar tissue and fatty infiltrate.
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Dr. William Goldie
Pediatrics - Neurology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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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