 Entirely genetic
 Caused by defects in
a persons gene
 Some forms occur due
to an absence of muscle
proteins or smalle...
 You are given a faulty gene from one or
both parents.
 You inherit it at birth.
 “Carrier”- If you are transmitted one...
 No way to prevent the disease since you
get it by way of genes.
 Accurate genetic test can identify if you
have the gen...
 Treatment is centered around
preventing things such as weakness,
immobility, and heart defects
 Physical therapy is use...
 Muscle weakness
 Lack of coordination
 Progressive crippling
 In different types of
Muscular Dystrophy the
symptoms v...
 This disease is chronic.
 You have it for life therefore you become
immune to it.
 Your muscles and bones
are greatly ...
 They look very closely at family history.
 Lab tests are also used such as:
 Looking at blood level of muscle enzyme
c...
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  1. 1.  Entirely genetic  Caused by defects in a persons gene  Some forms occur due to an absence of muscle proteins or smaller then avg. amounts.
  2. 2.  You are given a faulty gene from one or both parents.  You inherit it at birth.  “Carrier”- If you are transmitted one gene but do not have muscular dystrophy.
  3. 3.  No way to prevent the disease since you get it by way of genes.  Accurate genetic test can identify if you have the gene so that you can plan on having children.  There is not yet a cure.
  4. 4.  Treatment is centered around preventing things such as weakness, immobility, and heart defects  Physical therapy is used.  Surgery may also be needed at times
  5. 5.  Muscle weakness  Lack of coordination  Progressive crippling  In different types of Muscular Dystrophy the symptoms vary.
  6. 6.  This disease is chronic.  You have it for life therefore you become immune to it.  Your muscles and bones are greatly affected.
  7. 7.  They look very closely at family history.  Lab tests are also used such as:  Looking at blood level of muscle enzyme creatine kinase (CK)  Muscle Biopsy  EMG-which checks how your muscles react when stimulated

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