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Muscular Dystrophy, Emery Dreifuss

Muscular Dystrophy, Emery Dreifuss: Introduction

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. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Muscular Dystrophy, Emery Dreifuss is available below.

Symptoms of Muscular Dystrophy, Emery Dreifuss

  • Slow progressive muscle wasting
  • Joint contractures
  • Heart conduction disorders
  • Restricted joint movement
  • Slow progressive muscle weakness
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Treatments for Muscular Dystrophy, Emery Dreifuss

  • Inserting a pacemaker to prevent sudden death due to heart failure can lead to a better prognosis. Joint contracture may be severe enough to require treatment such as physiotherapy or even surgery. Genetic counseling is also recommended
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Muscular Dystrophy, Emery Dreifuss: Complications

Review possible medical complications related to Muscular Dystrophy, Emery Dreifuss:

  • Fainting due to heart rhythm abnormalities
  • Stroke due to heart abnormalities
  • Sudden death due to abnormal heart rhythm
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Causes of Muscular Dystrophy, Emery Dreifuss

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Prognosis for Muscular Dystrophy, Emery Dreifuss

Prognosis for 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.

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