How are congenital muscular dystrophies (CMDs) diagnosed?

Updated: Jul 03, 2019
  • Author: Emad R Noor, MBChB; Chief Editor: Amy Kao, MD  more...
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Only the muscular dystrophies with known genetic mutations are discussed in more detail later in this article. Several rare forms of congenital muscular dystrophy are not discussed in this article because of the lack of precise molecular and/or genetic information. The diagnosis of congenital muscular dystrophy is now based on clinical findings, muscle biopsy results, and genetic information.

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