What are the types and symptoms of muscular dystrophy (MD)?

There are more than 30 types of MD, each with features that are unique in some way. Brief descriptions of some common (sometimes called “primary”) types of MD and a few of their symptoms are included here.1

For more detailed information about MD types and symptoms, visit the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke website, Muscular Dystrophy: Hope Through Research.

Citations

  1. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). (2020). Muscular dystrophy: Hope through research. Retrieved March 26, 2020, from https://www.ninds.nih.gov/Disorders/Patient-Caregiver-Education/Hope-Through-Research/Muscular-Dystrophy-Hope-Through-Research
  2. National Organization for Rare Disorders. (2017). Myotonic dystrophy. Retrieved March 26, 2020, from https://rarediseases.org/rare-diseases/dystrophy-myotonic/ external link
  3. Genetics Home Reference, National Library of Medicine. (2020). Myotonic dystrophy. Retrieved March 26, 2020, from https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/myotonic-dystrophy#statistics
  4. Muscular Dystrophy Coordinating Committee. (2020). 2015 Action Plan for the Muscular Dystrophies. Retrieved March 26, 2020, from https://www.mdcc.nih.gov/action-plan
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