The newly released American Academy of Neurology guideline for limb-girdle MD and some forms of distal MD emphasizes accurate diagnosis, as well as detection and treatment of cardiac and respiratory abnormalities. by: Margaret Wahl on October 29, 2014 http://quest.mda.org/news/aan-releases-guideline-lgmd-diagnosis-and-care
Here is a list of LGMD subtypes. Type 1 LGMDs are dominantly inherited, requiring only one mutation for symptoms to result. Type 2 LGMDs are recessively inherited, requiring two mutations — one from each parent — for symptoms to appear. Sometimes, LGMDs are referred to by their names, not their numbers, and some types have not been assigned numbers.
This isn't a picture of me or my son, it's just the picture shown on the site from the Muscular Dystrophy Association. What you will find on this page, is a description of my oldest son's disease. He is my hero, and has taught me so much about grace, courage, and living life to its fullest. I will miss him so much when he's gone. Words fail to honor what his short life will mean to me.
Facioscapulohumeral (FSH) muscular dystrophy is a muscle wasting condition usually diagnosed in the teenage years or twenties. However, as the severity of symptoms is variable, individuals may be diagnosed in infancy or much later in life. - Muscular Dystrophy UK - Read more...