Orphanet: Limb girdle muscular dystrophy

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Limb-girdle muscular dystrophy

Disease definition

Limb-girdle muscular dystrophy (LGMD) is a heterogeneous group of muscular dystrophies characterized by proximal weakness affecting the pelvic and shoulder girdles. Cardiac and respiratory impairment may be observed in certain forms of LGMD.


Classification level: Group of disorders
  • Synonym(s):
    • LGMD
  • Prevalence: 1-9 / 100 000
  • Inheritance: Autosomal dominant or Autosomal recessive 
  • Age of onset: All ages
  • ICD-10: G71.0
  • OMIM: -
  • UMLS: C0686353
  • MeSH: D049288
  • GARD: 6907
  • MedDRA: -

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