Muscular Dystrophy

Abby Haas

What is muscular dystrophy?

A group of genetic diseases that cause progressive weakness and loss of muscle mass. In muscular dystrophies, abnormal genes (mutations) lead to muscle degeneration. Most forms begin in childhood.

Work Cited

"Muscular Dystrophy." - Mayo Clinic. Web. 14 Oct. 2015. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/muscular-dystrophy/basics/definition/con-20021240

"Muscular Dystrophy Types & Causes of Each Form." WebMD. WebMD. Web. 14 Oct. 2015.

http://www.webmd.com/children/understanding-muscular-dystrophy-basics