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What are the most common symptoms of muscular dystrophy?
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Dr. Keith Baldwin
Orthopedic Surgery - Pediatric
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In brief: Weakness
Muscular dystrophy syndromes are the result of abnormal proteins.
These result in faulty muscle production, muscle tissue is replaced by scar tissue and fatty infiltrate. This results in weakness, muscle contracture and sometimes scoliosis. Later in the disease process frequent respiratory infections and other issues.

In brief: Weakness
Muscular dystrophy syndromes are the result of abnormal proteins.
These result in faulty muscle production, muscle tissue is replaced by scar tissue and fatty infiltrate. This results in weakness, muscle contracture and sometimes scoliosis. Later in the disease process frequent respiratory infections and other issues.
Dr. Keith Baldwin
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
In brief: Weakness
Most muscular dystrophies are inherited defects in the growth and development of the muscular system. Weakness is prominent especially in the lower extremities but as the disease becomes more generalized the sufferer becomes wheelchair bound and eventually usually will succomb to respiratory infection.
Medical assistance is available but these are progressive, chronic diseases.

In brief: Weakness
Most muscular dystrophies are inherited defects in the growth and development of the muscular system. Weakness is prominent especially in the lower extremities but as the disease becomes more generalized the sufferer becomes wheelchair bound and eventually usually will succomb to respiratory infection.
Medical assistance is available but these are progressive, chronic diseases.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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