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Becker Muscular Dystrophy (BMD) is a condition that causes progressive weakness of the skeletal muscles (the muscles that control movement). It also commonly affects heart muscle. BMD is genetic condition, meaning it is usually inherited through genes from parents.
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DMD is the most common form of childhood muscular dystrophy (a group of diseases that cause your muscles to become progressively weaker). The symptoms of DMD are usually first noticed in early childhood, often between the ages of two and five years. It usually affects males but, in rare cases, can also affect females.
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Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD) is one of the most common forms of muscular dystrophy (a group of diseases that cause your muscles to become progressively weaker) and can affect both males and females. The most common symptoms are progressive weakening of facial, shoulder and upper arm muscles and it can affect both children and adults.
Friedreich Ataxia (FA) is a neuromuscular condition that mainly affects the nervous system and the heart. It is commonly diagnosed between 5 and 18 year of age. The condition progresses slowly but its symptoms and severity can vary from person to person.
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Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy (LGMD) is the common name for a group of muscular dystrophies (a group of diseases that cause your muscles to become progressively weaker) that affect the pelvic (hip) and shoulder areas. The limb girdles are the groups of bones making up the shoulder and pelvic areas, and it is the weakness and atrophy (wasting) of the muscles connected to the limb girdles that has given LGMD its name.
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Myotonic Dystrophy (DM), sometimes called Steinert’s Disease, is the most common form of adult muscular dystrophy (a group of diseases that cause your muscles to become progressively weaker). A key feature of DM is myotonia, difficulty relaxing a tightened muscle. DM also causes muscle weakness and a number of symptoms that affect other parts of the body.
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