By: Alisha Kunz, Julia Rodenberg, Tyler Traisman and Nathan Wegner. Muscular Dystrophy. Goanimate.
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Muscular dystrophy is a group of muscle disease that weaken the musculoskeletal and hamper locomotion. Muscular dystrophies are characterized by progressive skeletal muscle weakness, defects in muscle proteins, and the death of muscle cells and tissue.
There are nine major forms of MD. They are Duchenne MD, Becker MD, Limb-Girdle MD, Emery-Dreifuss MD, Distal MD, Congenial MD, Myotonic MD, Oculopharyngeal MD and Facioscapulohumeral MD.What is Muscular Dystrophy?
Once child begins walking, parents may notice difficulty balancing as well as standing.
May notice child using gowers to stand “walking up legs” to stand up almost like a tripod.Muscular Dystrophy --- newborn to two Years old
MD are usually a group of inherited conditions. They are passed down the family line through genetics.Causes of MD-Inheritance
There is no cure for any form of muscular dystrophy, but medications and therapy can slow the course of the disease. Human trials of gene therapy using dystrophin, are currently in the works.Treatment