Muscular Dystrophy

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About Muscular Dystrophy

Muscular dystrophies are a group of diseases (eight known types of muscular dystrophy) that cause muscle weakness and decreased mobility. According to the CDC, different types of muscular dystrophy affect specific groups of muscles, have a specific age when signs and symptoms are first seen, vary in how severe they can be, and are caused by mutations in different genes. There is no known cure for muscular dystrophy, but modern treatments can prolong the lifespan of people diagnosed with the condition.