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Limb girdle muscular dystrophy

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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”

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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

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Muscle wasting may cause changes in posture or in the appearance of the shoulder, back, and arm

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There is a wide disparity in how the condition evolves, it can be mild and slowly progressive or rapidly progressive

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

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