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Limb girdle muscular dystrophy



Limb-girdle muscular dystrophy 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 and slowly progressive or rapidly progressive


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

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