Muscular Dystrophy

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Muscular Dystrophy

Muscular Dystrophy

What is the Cause?

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Left shows a active muscleright shows a muscle with muscular dystrophy

How is it inherited

5 Facts

-There are eight types of muscular dystrophey -One fact is retardation and Waddling-Tretment includes many types of therapy -There is no known cure for MD-The average life span for someone with MD is 20 yearsFor more info clink on the link................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

The disorder is genetically transferred to the child onthe X chromosome. It is a sex-linked recessive trait, and it is a mutation of a gene on the X chromosome.There are eight types of muscular dystrophies. It is more common in males than females, because the mutation occurs on the X chromosome. Males are XY and Females are XX. Males can get the disorder from the mom's X chromosome. In females, the muscular dystrophy recessive mutated gene on the X chromosome is often masked by the dominant X chromosome in females.

Muscular Dystrophy is inherited on the X chromosome. It is a sexlinked recessive trait. In order for the daughter to have the disorder the dad has to have muscular dystrophy and the mom has to be a carrier.

If you are a kid or andult and you have Muscular Dystrophies you may have issues with walking breathing easily and moving your arms and hands. When kids are first born they show normal body function it is later on in there life were they show these symptoms.

Left shows a normal childright shows a kid with muscular dystrophy

Symptoms

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