Limb-girdle muscular dystrophy, type 2C
- Adhalin deficiency, secondary
- Duchenne-like muscular dystrophy, autosomal recessive, type 1
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There is no specific treatment for limb-girdle muscular dystrophy. Management of the condition is based on the person's symptoms and subtype (if known). The GeneReview article on limb-girdle muscular dystrophy lists the following approach for medical management of the condition:
- Weight control to avoid obesity
- Physical therapy and stretching exercises to promote mobility and prevent contractures
- Use of mechanical aids such as canes, walkers, orthotics, and wheelchairs as needed to help ambulation and mobility
- Monitoring and surgical intervention as needed for orthopedic complications such as foot deformity and scoliosis
- Monitoring of respiratory function and use of respiratory aids when indicated
- Monitoring for evidence of cardiomyopathy in those subtypes with known occurrence of cardiac involvement
- Social and emotional support and stimulation to maximize a sense of social involvement and productivity and to reduce the sense of social isolation common in these disorders
- Gordon E, Pegoraro E, Hoffman EP. Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy Overview. Gene Reviews. September 2, 2008; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/bookshelf/br.fcgi?book=gene&part=lgmd-overview. Accessed 4/14/2009.
- Finding Treatment Information - A video developed by GARD Information Specialists that explains how you can find information about treatment for a rare disease.
- GeneReviews provides current, expert-authored, peer-reviewed, full-text articles describing the application of genetic testing to the diagnosis, management, and genetic counseling of patients with specific inherited conditions. Click on the link to view the article on this topic.
- ClinicalTrials.gov lists trials that are studying or have studied Limb-girdle muscular dystrophy, type 2C. Click on the link to go to ClinicalTrials.gov to read descriptions of these studies.
- Orphanet lists European clinical trials, research studies, and patient registries enrolling people with this condition.