Inheritance and Genetics of Muscular Dystrophy
Genetics of Muscular Dystrophy:
The muscular dystrophies are genetic diseases that exhibit X-linked recessive, autosomal recessive, and autosomal dominant inheritance, depending on the gene mutation. In addition, approximately one-third of Duchenne muscular dystrophy cases are due to spontaneous dystrophin mutations.
About inheritance and genetics:
Inheritance of Muscular Dystrophy refers to whether the condition is inherited
from your parents or "runs" in families.
The level of inheritance of a condition depends
on how important genetics are to the disease.
Strongly genetic diseases are usually inherited,
partially genetic diseases are sometimes inherited,
and non-genetic diseases are not inherited.
For general information, see Introduction to Genetics.