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What is Muscular dystrophy limb-girdle (generic term)?

What is Muscular dystrophy limb-girdle (generic term)?

  • Muscular dystrophy limb-girdle (generic term): A group of disorders characterized by muscle weakness and wasting involving mainly the voluntary muscles around the hips and shoulders i.e. the limb-girdle muscles. The terms proximal and distal may be used and this refers to muscles closest to the center of the body and furthest from the centre of the body respectively. The condition may start at any age and the rate of progression and severity of symptoms varies depending on the subtype. Generally, early onset forms tend to be more severe and progress faster than late onset forms.

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Muscular dystrophy limb-girdle (generic term) as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Muscular dystrophy limb-girdle (generic term): Introduction

Types of Muscular dystrophy limb-girdle (generic term):

Broader types of Muscular dystrophy limb-girdle (generic term):

How serious is Muscular dystrophy limb-girdle (generic term)?

Prognosis of Muscular dystrophy limb-girdle (generic term): The prognosis varies considerable from patient to patient, often depending on the subtype involved. Many patients require wheelchairs or some other form of mobility assistance within 20 to 30 years of the symptoms starting. Most patients survive into adulthood but life expectancy tends to be reduced.
Complications of Muscular dystrophy limb-girdle (generic term): see complications of Muscular dystrophy limb-girdle (generic term)

What causes Muscular dystrophy limb-girdle (generic term)?

Causes of Muscular dystrophy limb-girdle (generic term): see causes of Muscular dystrophy limb-girdle (generic term)

What are the symptoms of Muscular dystrophy limb-girdle (generic term)?

Symptoms of Muscular dystrophy limb-girdle (generic term): see symptoms of Muscular dystrophy limb-girdle (generic term)

Complications of Muscular dystrophy limb-girdle (generic term): see complications of Muscular dystrophy limb-girdle (generic term)

Onset of Muscular dystrophy limb-girdle (generic term): variable: as early as childhood or as late as adulthood

Muscular dystrophy limb-girdle (generic term): Testing

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Muscular dystrophy limb-girdle (generic term).

How is it treated?

Treatments for Muscular dystrophy limb-girdle (generic term): see treatments for Muscular dystrophy limb-girdle (generic term)

Name and Aliases of Muscular dystrophy limb-girdle (generic term)

Main name of condition: Muscular dystrophy limb-girdle (generic term)

Other names or spellings for Muscular dystrophy limb-girdle (generic term):

Muscular dystrophy limb-girdle

 

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