Limb-girdle muscular dystrophy
Other Names for this Disease
- Limb girdle muscular dystrophy
- Epidermolysa bullosa simplex with muscular dystrophy
- Limb-girdle muscular dystrophy type 1A
- Limb-girdle muscular dystrophy type 1B
- Limb-girdle muscular dystrophy type 1C
- Limb-girdle muscular dystrophy type 1D
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 Most forms of limb girdle muscular dystrophy are inherited in an autosomal recessive manner. Several rare forms are inherited in an autosomal dominant pattern. While there are no treatments which directly reverse the muscle weakness associated with this condition, supportive treatment can decrease the complications. There are at least 20 different types of limb-girdle muscular dystrophy.Limb-girdle muscular dystrophy is a group of disorders which affect the voluntary muscles around the hips and shoulders. The conditions are progressive, leading to a loss of muscle strength and bulk over a number of years. Onset may occur in childhood, adolescence, young adulthood, or even later. Males and females are affected in equal numbers.
Last updated: 12/17/2015
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