Which clinical history findings are characteristic of limb-girdle muscular dystrophy (LGMD)?

Updated: Aug 15, 2019
  • Author: Monica Saini, MD, MBBS, MRCP(UK); Chief Editor: Nicholas Lorenzo, MD, MHA, CPE  more...
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Clinical presentation is most often with progressive, symmetrical, predominantly proximal weakness. Distal predominant presentations may be seen in some LGMD types. Variable associated systemic features  or other organ system involvement may be noted and is often useful in identification of LGMD type.


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