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.
There are many different types of muscular dystrophy. Learn how each type is different from the others.
New diagnostic tools for primary care providers, therapists, and specialists.
Researchers at CDC are working on ways to improve the health and quality of life for people living with muscular dystrophy.
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