How to use Muscular-dystrophy in a sentence
The work will develop fibers with optimal dimensions and solubility for cell growth do deliver genetically modified muscle cells to treat muscular dystrophy.
We both felt that Jessica could not possibly have muscular dystrophy.
It is reported to be due to congenital muscular dystrophy.
He has muscular dystrophy and uses a wheelchair for mobility.
They can also develop bloat, elbow and hip dysplasia, or autosomal recessive muscular dystrophy.Advertisement
This procedure is used to test for muscle disorders, including muscular dystrophy.
The most common causes of this type of scoliosis are cerebral palsy and muscular dystrophy.
Duchenne muscular dystrophy is not treated by bracing.
However, muscular dystrophy (technically a myopathy) is far more severe.
Some types of muscular dystrophy are fatal in early adulthood.Advertisement
Symptoms of muscular dystrophy (MD) diseases usually appear during childhood and adolescence.
The forms of muscular dystrophy differ according to the way they are inherited, the age at which symptoms begin, the muscles they affect, and how fast they progress.
Myotonic dystrophy (DM), also called dystrophia myotonica, myotonia atrophica, or Steinert disease, is a common form of muscular dystrophy.
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), which affects young boys, causing progressive muscle weakness, usually beginning in the legs.
It is the most severe form of muscular dystrophy.Advertisement
Limb-girdle muscular dystrophy (LGMD), which begins in late childhood to early adulthood and affects both men and women, causing weakness in the muscles around the hips and shoulders.
Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSH), also known as Landouzy-Dejerine disease, which begins in late childhood to early adulthood and affects both men and women, causing weakness in the muscles of the face, shoulders, and upper arms.
Congenital muscular dystrophy (CMD), which is present from birth, results in generalized weakness, and usually progresses slowly.
New mutations are less common in other forms of muscular dystrophy.
A boy with Duchenne muscular dystrophy usually begins to show symptoms as a preschooler.Advertisement
About the same time, his calves will begin to swell, though with fibrous tissue rather than with muscle and feel firm and rubbery; this condition gives DMD one of its alternate names, pseudohypertrophic muscular dystrophy.
This type of muscular dystrophy usually begins in early childhood, often with contractures preceding muscle weakness.
Diagnosis of muscular dystrophy involves a careful medical history and a thorough physical exam to determine the distribution of symptoms and to rule out other causes.
Changes in the structure of muscle cells and presence of fibrous tissue or other aberrant structures are characteristic of different forms of muscular dystrophy.
Decreased response is seen in muscular dystrophy.Advertisement
Treatment of muscular dystrophy is mainly directed at preventing the complications of weakness, including decreased mobility and dexterity, contractures, scoliosis, heart defects, and respiratory insufficiency.
Most people with muscular dystrophy do not need a tracheostomy, although some may prefer it to continual use of a mask or mouthpiece.
Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD)-A type of muscular dystrophy that affects older boys and men and usually follows a milder course than Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
Distal muscular dystrophy (DD)-A form of muscular dystrophy that usually begins in middle age or later, causing weakness in the muscles of the feet and hands.
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD)-The most severe form of muscular dystrophy, DMD usually affects young boys and causes progressive muscle weakness, usually beginning in the legs.Advertisement
Both Duchenne muscular dystrophy and Becker muscular dystrophy are caused by flaws in the gene that tells the body how to make this protein.
Limb-girdle muscular dystrophy (LGMD)-A form of muscular dystrophy that begins in late childhood to early adulthood and affects both men and women.
Oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy-A type of muscular dystrophy that affects adults of both sexes, causing weakness in the eye muscles and throat.
There is no known link between nutrition and the onset of muscular dystrophy.
Prospective parents with first-degree relatives (parents, siblings, or other children) who have been diagnosed with muscular dystrophy should consider including counseling in their family planning process.Advertisement
He became a National Goodwill Ambassador for the Muscular Dystrophy Association and had the chance to meet Oprah Winfrey, Maya Angelou and Jimmy Carter to discuss his work and his hopes for peace in the world.
Degenerative disorders like muscular dystrophy are difficult to detect at birth.
She has co-hosted a segment of the annual Jerry Lewis Telethon, which raises money and awareness for Muscular Dystrophy.
Sweeney has co-hosted the annual Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon to raise funds to fight Muscular Dystrophy three times, from 2007-2009.