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  1. 1. Muscular Dystrophy Nick Cervantes Mr. Holley H.I. Spring 2011
  2. 2. Definition <ul><li>In muscular dystrophy, muscles become progressively weaker. As individual muscle fibers become so weak that they die, they are replaced by connective tissue, which is fibrous and fatty rather than muscular tissue (Karen E. Kalumuck, Ph.D.L. Fleming Fallon, Jr.) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Symptoms <ul><li>Weakness in the hips and upper thighs </li></ul><ul><li>Intelligence Reduction </li></ul>
  4. 4. Life Long Effects <ul><li>Disability to walk by early teens </li></ul><ul><li>Abnormal bone development </li></ul><ul><li>Possible paralysis </li></ul><ul><li>Death by mid 20’s </li></ul>
  5. 5. Treatment <ul><li>There is no known cure currently </li></ul><ul><li>Respiratory aid </li></ul><ul><li>Physical Therapy </li></ul>
  6. 6. How can I help someone with MD <ul><li>I could volunteer to help someone with muscular dystrophy. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Works Cited <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Kalumuck, Karen E. &quot;Muscular dystrophy.&quot; Magill’s Medical Guide, Sixth Edition . Ed. Tracy Irons-Georges, 6th ed. 6 vols. Pasadena, Calif.: Salem Press, 2010. Salem Health Web. 07 Apr. 2011 </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>