What are the sexual predilections of Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy (EDMD)?

Updated: May 23, 2019
  • Author: Eli S Neiman, DO, FACN; Chief Editor: Amy Kao, MD  more...
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Males are affected in X-linked EDMD.

About 10-20% of female carriers have cardiac conduction defects, weakness, or both, and they can die from sudden cardiac death.

In autosomal dominant EDMD, males and females are affected in equal numbers.


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