Learn about Muscular Dystrophy

Muscular dystrophies are a group of genetic disorders that result in muscle weakness over time. Each type of muscular dystrophy is different from the others. It is important to get help as early as possible. Muscular dystrophy has no cure, but acting early may help an individual with muscular dystrophy get the services and treatments he or she needs to lead a full life.

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Read updated care considerations for the latest clinical guidelines to improve care and quality of life for people living with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

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