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Limb-girdle Muscular Dystrophy

Limb-girdle Muscular Dystrophy: Introduction

Limb-girdle Muscular Dystrophy: A condition which is characterized by a slowly progressive muscular dystrophy. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Limb-girdle Muscular Dystrophy is available below.

Symptoms of Limb-girdle Muscular Dystrophy

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Limb-girdle Muscular Dystrophy: Deaths

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Limb-girdle Muscular Dystrophy: Complications

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Causes of Limb-girdle Muscular Dystrophy

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Clinical Trials for Limb-girdle Muscular Dystrophy

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Definitions of Limb-girdle Muscular Dystrophy:

A heterogenous group of inherited muscular dystrophy that can be autosomal dominant or autosomal recessive. There are many forms (called LGMDs) involving genes encoding muscle membrane proteins such as the sarcoglycan (SARCOGLYCANS) complex that interacts with DYSTROPHIN. The disease is characterized by progressing wasting and weakness of the proximal muscles of arms and legs around the HIPS and SHOULDERS (the pelvic and shoulder girdles). - (Source - Diseases Database)

An autosomal recessive form of muscular dystrophy that appears anywhere from late childhood to middle age; characterized by progressive muscular weakness beginning either in the shoulder or pelvic girdle; usually progresses slowly with cardiopulmonary complications in the later stages - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

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


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