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  • 1. Muscular Dystrophy By Trent Sperry Mr. Holley’s 3 ° Human Interaction April 2011
  • 2. What is Muscular Dystrophy?
    • Non curable/treatable disease
    • Hereditary
    • Progressive degeneration and weakness of skeletal muscles
    • Caused by defective genes
    • (Britannica)
    http://www.wikipediaondvd.com/nav/art/a/u/9.html
  • 3. Duchenne and Becker Muscular Dystrophy
    • 1/3,300 male births
    • Almost exclusively in males
    • Weakness of muscles
    • Usually life-threatening before the age of 20
    • Becker: similar to Duchenne but slower, may retain muscle function into adult life
    • (Brittanica)
    http://www.humanillnesses.com/original/Men-Os/Muscular-Dystrophy.html
  • 4. Limb-Girdle Dystrophy
    • Affects both genders
    • Starts in pelvic region & progresses to arms and legs
    • (Britannica)
    http://esciencenews.com/articles/2008/04/30/researchers.discover.molecular.basis.a.form.muscular.dystrophy
  • 5. Facioscapulohumeral Dystrophy
    • Relates to face, shoulder blade, and upper arm
    • First symptoms in arms
    • Later symptoms sloping shoulders, difficulty in closing eyes
    • May mildly effect or totally disable
    • (Britannica)
    http://www.pulsetoday.co.uk/story.asp?storycode=4118493
  • 6. Myotonic Muscular Dystrophy
    • Most common Dystrophy that affects adults
    • Main symptom: stiff muscles after use
    • May affect nervous system, heart, intestines, eyes, and endocrine glands
    • May require a pacemaker
    • (Britannica)
  • 7. Treatment or Therapy
    • There is no specific cure or treatment
    • Reflief for it includes: physical therapy, exercises, braces, corrective surgery
    • Corticosteroid Medication may slow progress of disease
    • (Britannica)
    http://jolietphysicaltherapy.com/physical-therapy-in-joliet/
  • 8. Conclusion
    • Muscular Dystrophy can affect anyone and surely will make someone’s life difficult But it can not be controlled and we should do all we can to help those with muscular dystrophy.
  • 9. Works Cited
    • "muscular dystrophy." Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica Online . Encyclopædia Britannica, 2011. Web. 07 Apr. 2011.