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Limb-girdle muscular dystrophy, type 2C


Other Names for this Disease
  • Limb-girdle muscular dystrophy with gamma-sarcoglycan deficiency
  • Gamma-sarcoglycanopathy
  • LGMD2C
  • Muscular dystrophy, Duchenne-like
  • Duchenne-like muscular dystrophy, autosomal recessive, type 1
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Treatment

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What treatment is available for limb-girdle muscular dystrophy?

There is no specific treatment for limb-girdle muscular dystrophy.[1] 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
Last updated: 4/14/2009

References
  1. 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.


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Management Guidelines

  • 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.

Clinical Trials & Research for this Disease

  • 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. 
Other Names for this Disease
  • Limb-girdle muscular dystrophy with gamma-sarcoglycan deficiency
  • Gamma-sarcoglycanopathy
  • LGMD2C
  • Muscular dystrophy, Duchenne-like
  • 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.