Muscular dystrophies is a group of muscle diseases that results in increasing weakening and breakdown of skeletal muscles over time. It can occur in many different forms, and the most common one that affects children is called Duchenne muscular dystrophy.  It involves muscle weakening and the first symptoms are usually noticeable when the child is about 2-4 years old. At older ages the muscle weakening gradually increases. Duchenne muscular dystrophy only affects boys.

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Becker’s muscular dystrophy, is just like like Duchenne’s, an inherited disorder that only affects boys, but has a lighter process. Treatment that includes cortisone is usually given to counteract the symptoms of the dystrophy.

Other types of muscular dystrophy are Congenital muscle dystrophy, Limb-Girdle muscular dystrophy and Myotonic dystrophy.

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