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What is Muscular Dystrophy, Emery Dreifuss?

What is Muscular Dystrophy, Emery Dreifuss?

  • Muscular Dystrophy, Emery Dreifuss: A rare inherited muscle wasting disease which starts during childhood and progresses slowly. The muscle sin the upper arms and lower legs and lower legs tend to be affected first followed by those in the shoulders and hips. Joint contractures also develop during early childhood and tend to involve mainly the ankles, elbows and neck. There are three subtypes of the condition which vary in mode of inheritance.

Muscular Dystrophy, Emery Dreifuss: Introduction

Types of Muscular Dystrophy, Emery Dreifuss:

Broader types of Muscular Dystrophy, Emery Dreifuss:

How serious is Muscular Dystrophy, Emery Dreifuss?

Prognosis of Muscular Dystrophy, Emery Dreifuss: The heart conduction abnormality may require a pacemaker to be inserted. The condition has a variable prognosis depending on the individual severity of symptoms and complications that can occur. The muscle problems are progressive but rarely severe enough to prevent walking. A significant number of patients die during mid adulthood due to lung or heart failure.
Complications of Muscular Dystrophy, Emery Dreifuss: see complications of Muscular Dystrophy, Emery Dreifuss

What causes Muscular Dystrophy, Emery Dreifuss?

Causes of Muscular Dystrophy, Emery Dreifuss: see causes of Muscular Dystrophy, Emery Dreifuss

What are the symptoms of Muscular Dystrophy, Emery Dreifuss?

Symptoms of Muscular Dystrophy, Emery Dreifuss: see symptoms of Muscular Dystrophy, Emery Dreifuss

Complications of Muscular Dystrophy, Emery Dreifuss: see complications of Muscular Dystrophy, Emery Dreifuss

Onset of Muscular Dystrophy, Emery Dreifuss: Muscle wasting starts during childhood.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Muscular Dystrophy, Emery Dreifuss: Neurologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Muscular Dystrophy, Emery Dreifuss.
Treatments for Muscular Dystrophy, Emery Dreifuss: see treatments for Muscular Dystrophy, Emery Dreifuss

Name and Aliases of Muscular Dystrophy, Emery Dreifuss

Main name of condition: Muscular Dystrophy, Emery Dreifuss

Other names or spellings for Muscular Dystrophy, Emery Dreifuss:

 

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