Muscular Dystrophy
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Muscular dystrophies are a group of hereditary and non-hereditary disorders that primarily affect the striated muscles throughout the body. They are characterized by defects in muscle proteins and the death of muscle cells and tissue and progressive skeletal muscle weakness.
The absence of functional proteins results in destabilization of the muscle membrane, increased muscle fragility and degeneration, and progressive muscle wasting. Muscular dystrophy is usually broadly classified into nine types including Duchenne, Becker, limb girdle, congenital, facioscapulohumeral, myotonic, oculopharyngeal, distal and Emery-Dreifuss.