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What are the signs of muscular dystrophy?

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Children may suddenly show signs of clumsiness. These signs include:

Over time, children with muscular dystrophy can become weaker and weaker, losing the ability to sit, walk, and lift objects. Because the disease can also affect muscles in the heart and lungs, serious heart and breathing problems can occur.

  • Trouble walking
  • Difficulty raising the front of their foot (called foot drop)
  • Falling

SOURCES:

Nemours Foundation: "Muscular Dystrophy."

NHS: "Muscular Dystrophy -- Symptoms."

Shriners Hospitals for Children: "Muscular Dystrophy."

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Muscular Dystrophy."

Muscular Dystrophy Association: "Diseases in the MDA Program."

Mayo Clinic: "Muscular Dystrophy." 

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on May 31, 2019

SOURCES:

Nemours Foundation: "Muscular Dystrophy."

NHS: "Muscular Dystrophy -- Symptoms."

Shriners Hospitals for Children: "Muscular Dystrophy."

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Muscular Dystrophy."

Muscular Dystrophy Association: "Diseases in the MDA Program."

Mayo Clinic: "Muscular Dystrophy." 

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on May 31, 2019

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