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Limb girdle muscular dystrophy



LGMD is characterized by

atrophy and weakness of the voluntary muscles of the hip and shoulder areas, i.e., “the limb-girdle area”.


In the early stages of limb-girdle muscular dystrophy,

affected individuals may have an unusual walking gait, such as waddling or walking on the balls of their feet, and may also have difficulty running.


Muscle wasting may cause

changes in posture or in the appearance of the shoulder, back, and arm.


There is a wide disparity in how the condition evolves

– it can be mild, slowly progressive form or be progressive.


20 Different Types

There are at least 20 different types of limb-girdle muscular dystrophy.

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