Muscular Dystrophy

Sarah Hedges

What is Muscular Dystrophy

  • A genetic disorder that weakens the muscles that helps the body move.
  • People who have Muscular Dystrophy or MD have incorrect or missing information in their genes.
  • MD prevents a persons body from being able to create proteins.
  • People who have MD had to be born with it, MD is not passed on such as an illness could be
  • People who have MD usually will eventually need to use a wheelchair because of the increase of weak muscles

Websites

Websites

Galvin, Mary L. Dowshen, Steven A. Izenburg, Neil

kidshealth.org/teens/diseases_conditions/bones/muscular_dystrophy.htm

The Nemours Foundation, Kidshealth,1995-2013



Henshrud, Donald

www.mayoclinic.com/health/muscular_dystrophy/DS00200

1998-2013, mayo Foundation for medical education and research, 1998-2013