Search Results for: muscular dystrophy

Muscle Biopsy for Muscular Dystrophy

What is a muscle biopsy? A muscle biopsy is a procedure used to diagnose muscle-wasting conditions. During the procedure, a small sample of muscle tissue is collected to be ... Read more

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Symptoms

Duchenne muscular dystrophy is one of the most common types of inherited neuromuscular diseases, affecting about one in 3,500 boys. DMD’s progression is relatively rapid compared with other types of muscular ... Read more

Becker Muscular Dystrophy Symptoms

Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD) is an inherited muscle-wasting condition primarily affecting boys and men. It causes progressive weakness and wasting of skeletal and heart muscles.  BMD is similar to ... Read more

Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy

Limb-girdle muscular dystrophy (LGMD) is the name given to a varied collection of neuromuscular disorders with different genetic causes. The limb-girdle is the bony structure surrounding the shoulder and ... Read more

Inheritance of Becker Muscular Dystrophy

Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD) is one of nine major forms of muscular dystrophy, a disease characterized by progressive muscle weakness and atrophy that predominantly affects boys. BMD shares many ... Read more