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What is limb-girdle muscular dystrophy?

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This form of muscular dystrophy is actually a group of related conditions. It usually starts in childhood or during the teenage years.

Often the muscles that become weak first are the big muscles of the:

The muscle weakness gets worse very slowly over time.

  • pelvis
  • shoulders
  • hips

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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