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Types of Muscular Dystrophy

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Muscular dystrophy (MD) is an umbrella term used to describe a group of over 30 genetic conditions that cause progressive, irreversible muscle weakness and wastage. MD is caused by mutations affecting various genes that code the proteins responsible for the structure and function of the muscles.

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Muscular dystrophy (MD) is an umbrella term used to describe a group of over 30 genetic conditions that cause progressive, irreversible muscle weakness and wastage. MD is part of a wider group of over 75 neuromuscular conditions (NMCs) - disorders that impair the functioning of nerves that control the voluntary muscles (e.g. muscles in the arms and legs. Muscular dystrophies are caused by mutations affecting various genes that code the proteins responsible for the structure and function of the muscles, making them weaker, fragile and susceptible to damage. This leads to progressive disability.

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Pam Ruocco
29 May 2021
Interesting article I knew nothing before butbdo nowv
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Leanne Ayles
02 Jun 2021
Excellent resource re all types of Muscular Dystrophy, some of which I was not aware of. It will help me to understand my client's needs.
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Katusha SMITH
29 May 2021
I enjoyed reading this article. It was informative and useful for my work.
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Jovana Rapaic
20 Jun 2021
Good resource on MS and it’s types.
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May Ramos
29 May 2021
Excellent
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Amanda Cole
30 May 2021
Relevant and great read!
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Kirisimasi Patau
27 May 2021
great peace of info
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Trish Sampson
29 May 2021
Simple and short to gain further insight into MD
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Tilly Waite
08 Jun 2021
Good information about many different types of Muscular Dystrophy.
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Taylor Davidson
15 Jul 2021
Informative and good introduction into the different types of MD.
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