Muscular Dystrophy UK is the charity for the 70,000 people living with muscle-wasting conditions in the UK. We bring together people affected by more than 60 rare and very rare progressive muscle-weakening and wasting conditions.

Muscle-wasting conditions are very rare, affecting just over one in every 1,000 people. As a result, some health professionals may never come across anyone with a muscle-wasting condition and may not know much about them. But we do.

Since 1959, we’ve been supporting families living with muscle-wasting conditions. We provide vital information, advice, resources and support for people with these conditions, their families and the professionals who work with them.

Which condition would you like to know more about?

If you’re at all unsure about where your muscle-wasting condition is listed, please get in touch: call us on 0800 652 6352.


  • Michael Young

    Launching our Manifesto for Muscle 2015

    Six steps to fight muscle-wasting conditions

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  • Archie at number10

    Breaking news on #Translarna

    We’ve just had a big moment for the #Translarna campa

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  • phase 3 clinical trial on idebenone for Duchenne muscular dystrophy

    Idebenone clinical trial results for Duchenne

    Professor Buyse shortly to present results

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  • Ethnicity and loss of walking ability in Duchenne muscular dystrophy

    Ethnicity and loss of walking ability in Duchenne muscular dystrophy

    Difference in genes may influence the severity of Duchenne

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Events calendar

  • 28

    South West Muscle Group meeting in Plymouth

    28 March 2015

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  • 10

    Glasgow Central Station Collection

    10 April 2015

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  • 13

    East of England Muscle Group in Colchester

    13 April 2015

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