What Is Muscular Dystrophy?

Muscular dystrophy is a genetic disorder in which muscle breaks down and is replaced by fatty deposits. There are many types of muscular dystrophy, with variations in:

  • Muscle groups and other body systems that are affected
  • Age of onset
  • Progression rate
  • Inheritance pattern

To receive the appropriate diagnosis and follow-up care, consult with an experienced neurologist.