Distal Muscular Dystrophy

Distal muscular dystrophy (DD), or distal myopathy, is a group of degenerative disorders which weaken and deteriorate voluntary muscles in the extremities, particularly in the hands, feet, lower legs, and lower arms. Its cause is unknown, yet believed to be related to a mutation of at least eight genes. Milder and slower progressing than other forms of muscular dystrophy (MS), some forms of DD can affect the heart, or muscles used for speaking, breathing, and swallowing.

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