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Home : Health/Medical/Dental : Major Diseases/Conditions : Muscular Dystrophy

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  • Muscular Dystrophy - Children's Hospital Boston
    Muscular dystrophy (MD) is a broad term that describes a genetic (inherited) disorder of the muscles. Muscular dystrophy causes the muscles in the body to become very weak.

  • Parenting and Child Health - Health Topics - Muscular dystrophy
    The Muscular Dystrophies are a group of muscle diseases which are caused by changes in genes. They are progressive (the weakness and disability becomes more of a problem as the child gets older).

  • Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy
    With persistence, much support, and an understanding that occasional falls might occur, 'beam-walkers' can indeed be successful. Parenting children with muscular dystrophy is much like mastering balance beams.

  • Muscular Dystrophy
    Welcome to the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign's information library, which contains six sections and includes 42 downloadable fact sheets.

  • Muscular Dystrophy Association
    The Muscular Dystrophy Association is THE source for news and information about neuromuscular diseases.

  • Muscular Dystrophy Association
    The Home of MDA. The Muscular Dystrophy Association - the premier site for definitive information on Muscular Dystrophy and related Neuromuscular Disorders. Includes extensive information on the range of disorders, research information, many links to onsite publications, also provides and International Support Network with a chat service and video teleconferencing facilities dedicated for use by the world wide MD community.

  • Muscular Dystrophy Association of Canada
    The Muscular Dystrophy Association of Canada endeavors to provide relevant and current information about many types of neuromuscular disorders in an easy to understand format.

  • Muscular Dystrophy Ireland
    Muscular Dystrophy Ireland provides support to persons with neuromuscular conditions and their families through the provision of a range of support services.

  • Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy
    The Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy mobilizes people in the United States and Worldwide in collaborative effort to enable people with Duchenne and Becker Muscular Dystrophy to survive, thrive and fully participate within their families and communities into adulthood and beyond.

  • What Is Muscular Dystrophy?
    Muscular dystrophy is an inherited group of muscle disorders which cause a slow but progressive degeneration of the muscles. There are various different types of muscular dystrophy including Becker's muscular dystrophy, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, myotonic dystrophy, limb-girdle muscular dystrophy, Landouzy-Dejerine muscular dystrophy and facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy which is also known as Steinert's disease.

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