What Is Muscular Dystrophy?

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2. Limb-Girdle

First appearing in late childhood or early adulthood, this form of MD affects both males and females. Progressive weakness usually begins in the pelvic girdle, specifically the hips, and causes walking difficulty. People who have Limb-girdle may eventually lose all mobility.

As the disease moves to the shoulder girdle as well, the arms are affected. Limb-girdle often involves other complications, including cardiac issues. Most people survive into middle age or late adulthood, and death is usually due to cardiopulmonary complications.

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