Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy

Jeffrey A. Cohen, Justin Mowchun and Jon Grudem

in Peripheral Nerve and Muscle Disease:

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Published in print May 2009 | ISBN: 9780195375367
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322930 | DOI:

Series: Contemporary Neurology Series

Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy

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Slow progression of proximal weakness in an adult may suggest Becker muscular dystrophy but limb girdle muscular dystrophy needs to be considered. This chapter discusses a diagnostic approach which includes the utility of ever evolving genetic tests. Management considerations are also outlined.

Chapter.  1309 words. 

Subjects: Neurology

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