Learn About Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy Type 1A

What is the definition of Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy Type 1A?
A rare subtype of autosomal dominant limb girdle muscular dystrophy characterized by an adult onset of proximal shoulder and hip girdle weakness (that later progresses to include distal weakness), nasal speech and dysarthria. Other frequent findings include tightened heel cords, reduced deep-tendon reflexes and elevated creatine kinase serum levels. Respiratory failure, as well as mild facial weakness and dysphagia, may also be observed.
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What are the alternative names for Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy Type 1A?
  • Limb-girdle muscular dystrophy type 1A
  • LGMD1
  • LGMD1A
  • Muscular dystrophy, proximal, type 1A
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Published Date: May 02, 2022
Published By: Genetic and Rare Diseases Informnation Center

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