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5 Facts you should know about

Congenital muscular dystrophy

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1

CMDs belong to a larger group of disorders

known as the muscular dystrophies.

2

They are a group of inherited conditions that affect the muscles

and are present at birth or in early infancy.

3

Common features include hypotonia; progressive muscle weakness

and degeneration (atrophy); joint contractures; and delayed motor milestones.

4

Some forms of CMD are associated with structural brain defects

and intellectual disability.

5

The severity, specific symptoms, and progression of symptoms varies greatly.

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