Limb girdle muscular dystrophy (LGMD)

A group of conditions affecting primarily the limb girdle muscles (i.e. the muscles around the shoulders and hips). There are at least 19 different forms of LGMD and the genes involved in 15 of these have been identified. The symptoms of the condition appear differently in different people, with regard to age of onset, areas of muscle weakness, heart and respiratory involvement, rate of progression and severity.

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