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Muscular dystrophies are a group of disorders that result in muscle weakness and a decrease in muscle mass over time. Some muscular dystrophies are not identified until a child is 3 to 6 years of age, but can be diagnosed earlier. To help a child with muscular dystrophy reach his or her full potential, it is very important to get help as early as possible. Acting early can make a real difference!

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