Limb-girdle muscular dystrophies

Muscular dystrophy - limb-girdle type (LGMD)

Limb-girdle muscular dystrophies include at least 18 different inherited diseases. (There are 16 known genetic forms.) These disorders first affect the muscles around the shoulder girdle and hips. These diseases get worse. Eventually, it may involve other muscles.

Superficial anterior muscles

Superficial muscles are close to the surface of the skin. Muscles which lie closer to bone or internal organs are called deep muscles.

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Treatment

Support Groups

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When to Contact a Medical Professional

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