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Muscular dystrophy limb-girdle (generic term)

Muscular dystrophy limb-girdle (generic term): Introduction

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. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Muscular dystrophy limb-girdle (generic term) is available below.

Symptoms of Muscular dystrophy limb-girdle (generic term)

Treatments for Muscular dystrophy limb-girdle (generic term)

  • There is no cure but various measures can alleviate symptoms and improve quality of life
  • Physical therapy and exercise - helps maintain muscle strength, mobility and joint flexibility
  • Occupational therapy
  • Social and emotional support
  • IVIg - may slow progression or improve muscle strength in some cases
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Muscular dystrophy limb-girdle (generic term): Complications

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Causes of Muscular dystrophy limb-girdle (generic term)

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Less Common Symptoms of Muscular dystrophy limb-girdle (generic term)

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Misdiagnosis and Muscular dystrophy limb-girdle (generic term)

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Prognosis for Muscular dystrophy limb-girdle (generic term)

Prognosis for 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.

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

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".
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  1. Muscular dystrophy limb-girdle (generic term): Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Complications
  7. Prognosis
 

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