At what age does Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy (EDMD) typically present?

Updated: May 23, 2019
  • Author: Eli S Neiman, DO, FACN; Chief Editor: Amy Kao, MD  more...
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In X-linked EDMD, contractures and weakness can occur at any time from the neonatal period to the third decade. The mean age of onset is in the teenaged years.

Cardiac symptoms usually occur after weakness has developed (in teenaged persons to those aged 40 y) but occasionally present before the onset of weakness.

The onset of symptoms in autosomal dominant EDMD is similar to that in the X-linked form.


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