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Limb-girdle muscular dystrophy, type 2C


Other Names for this Disease
  • Adhalin deficiency, secondary
  • Autosomal recessive limb-girdle muscular dystrophy type 2C
  • DMDA
  • DMDA1
  • Duchenne-like muscular dystrophy, autosomal recessive, type 1
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Overview

Limb-girdle muscular dystrophy type 2C (LGMD2C) is a condition that affects the muscles and is caused by mutations in the gamma-sarcoglycan gene.[1] This condition belongs to a group of muscle disorders called limb-girdle muscular dystrophies, which are characterized by progressive loss of muscle bulk and symmetrical weakening of voluntary muscles, primarily those in the shoulders and around the hips.[2] LGMD2C is inherited in an autosomal recessive manner, and treatment is based on an individual's symptoms.[2]
Last updated: 4/14/2009

References

  1. Limb-girdle muscular dystrophy type 2C . OMIM Database. 1/23/2009; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/dispomim.cgi?id=253700. Accessed 4/14/2009.
  2. Muscular Dystrophy: Hope Through Research. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Website. 2010; http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/md/detail_md.htm. Accessed 11/1/2010.
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Other Names for this Disease
  • Adhalin deficiency, secondary
  • Autosomal recessive limb-girdle muscular dystrophy type 2C
  • DMDA
  • DMDA1
  • Duchenne-like muscular dystrophy, autosomal recessive, type 1
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.