Definition of Muscular dystrophy, congenital

Muscular dystrophy, congenital: A form of muscular dystrophy that is present at birth. Various types of congenital MD have been identified, each caused by a different genetic error. Congenital MD can affect males or females. Diagnosis is initially by observation of general muscle weakness (hypotonia).

See also muscular dystrophy, myotonic.


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