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What is Muscular Dystrophy, Limb-Girdle, Type 3?

What is Muscular Dystrophy, Limb-Girdle, Type 3?

  • Muscular Dystrophy, Limb-Girdle, Type 3: An inherited muscle disease affecting mainly the upper leg muscles. The upper arm muscles may or may not be affected. The extent and degree of muscle involvement is variable. The condition progresses slowly with independent mobility lost after a few decades of onset.

Muscular Dystrophy, Limb-Girdle, Type 3 is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Muscular Dystrophy, Limb-Girdle, Type 3, or a subtype of Muscular Dystrophy, Limb-Girdle, Type 3, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Muscular Dystrophy, Limb-Girdle, Type 3: Introduction

Types of Muscular Dystrophy, Limb-Girdle, Type 3:

Broader types of Muscular Dystrophy, Limb-Girdle, Type 3:

How serious is Muscular Dystrophy, Limb-Girdle, Type 3?

Prognosis of Muscular Dystrophy, Limb-Girdle, Type 3: The condition progresses slowly with independent mobility lost after about 25 years after onset. Carriers of the genetic defect may present with mild symptoms that start later in life.

What causes Muscular Dystrophy, Limb-Girdle, Type 3?

Causes of Muscular Dystrophy, Limb-Girdle, Type 3: see causes of Muscular Dystrophy, Limb-Girdle, Type 3

What are the symptoms of Muscular Dystrophy, Limb-Girdle, Type 3?

Symptoms of Muscular Dystrophy, Limb-Girdle, Type 3: see symptoms of Muscular Dystrophy, Limb-Girdle, Type 3

Onset of Muscular Dystrophy, Limb-Girdle, Type 3: 15 - 25 years of age

Muscular Dystrophy, Limb-Girdle, Type 3: Testing

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Muscular Dystrophy, Limb-Girdle, Type 3.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Muscular Dystrophy, Limb-Girdle, Type 3: see treatments for Muscular Dystrophy, Limb-Girdle, Type 3

Name and Aliases of Muscular Dystrophy, Limb-Girdle, Type 3

Main name of condition: Muscular Dystrophy, Limb-Girdle, Type 3

Other names or spellings for Muscular Dystrophy, Limb-Girdle, Type 3:

Muscular dystrophy, limb-girdle, type 2B, LGMD3, LGMD2B

Muscular dystrophy, limb-girdle, type 2B, LGMD2B, LGMD3
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

 

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