Muscular dystrophy refers to a group of inherited muscle disorders characterised by progressive muscle weakness. It is caused by a genetic abnormality which affects the muscle structure and function which over time leads to increasing disability.
Muscular dystrophy can occur at any age, but most diagnoses occur in childhood. Young boys are more likely to have this disease than girls.
There are many types of Muscular Dystrophy, which have different causes, symptoms and prognosis, below you will find information specific to many different types of Muscular Dystrophies.
All pages detailing the different types of MD are listed below.
- Congenital MD
- Inflammatory Myopathies
- Metabolic Disorders
- Carnitine Palmitoyltransferase Deficiency
- Metabolic Disorders – Glycogen Storage Diseases
- Periodic Paralysis Hyperkalaemic
- Phosphoglycerate Kinase Deficiency
- Primary Carnitine Deficiency
- Mitochondrial myopathy
- Muscular Dystrophies & NMD’s Overview
- Peripheral Disorders
- Spinal Muscular Atrophy – An Overview