TITLE

muscular dystrophy

AUTHOR(S)
Peters, Michael
PUB. DATE
June 2004
SOURCE
BMA A-Z Family Medical Encyclopedia;2004, p524
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
An encyclopedia entry for the term "muscular dystrophy" is presented. It refers to a group of rare inherited muscle disorders that are characterized by slow, progressive wasting of muscle fibres. Duchenne muscular dystrophy is the most common and severe form of muscular dystrophy. Particular focus is given to Duchene's etiology and incidence. Other kinds of muscular dystrophy are Becker's muscular dystrophy and limb-girdle muscular dystrophy. Also included are information on the diagnosis, treatment options and prognosis.
ACCESSION #
43999346

 

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