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what can you tell me about muscular dystrophy
Muscular dystrophy is not just one disease - it's actually a whole
group of about 10 related diseases, such as Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
and Steinert's Disease. All of these diseases are genetically
inheritable, although they are each inherited in different ways. The
exact symptoms vary from one disease to another, but they all involve
the wasting away of muscles. One of the biggest risks with most of the
muscular dystrophies is that the muscles in the heart can stop working.
I'm not going to go into details about any of these diseases here,
since there's so many other descriptions already available on the web.
Probably the best resource available when it comes to muscular
dystrophies is the Muscular Dystrophy Association
. In addition to their main site, you can check out this link
where they have information about each of the specific muscular
dystrophy diseases as well as some other neuromuscular diseases.
(republished on 07/17/06)
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