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Prognosis of Muscular Dystrophy

Prognosis for Muscular Dystrophy: The prognosis of MD varies according to the type of MD and the progression of the disorder. Some cases may be mild and very slowly progressive, with normal lifespan, while other cases may have more marked progression of muscle weakness, functional disability and loss of ambulation. Life expectancy may depend on the degree of progression and late respiratory deficit. In Duchenne MD, death usually occurs in the late teens to early 20s. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Muscular Dystrophy (MD) Information Page: NINDS) ...see also Overview of Muscular Dystrophy


Complications of Muscular Dystrophy may include:

Complications of Muscular Dystrophy from the Diseases Database include:

Source: Diseases Database

See also complications of Muscular Dystrophy.

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About prognosis:

The 'prognosis' of Muscular Dystrophy usually refers to the likely outcome of Muscular Dystrophy. The prognosis of Muscular Dystrophy may include the duration of Muscular Dystrophy, chances of complications of Muscular Dystrophy, probable outcomes, prospects for recovery, recovery period for Muscular Dystrophy, survival rates, death rates, and other outcome possibilities in the overall prognosis of Muscular Dystrophy. Naturally, such forecast issues are by their nature unpredictable.


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