What is the morbidity and mortality associated with congenital muscular dystrophies (CMDs)?

Updated: Jul 03, 2019
  • Author: Emad R Noor, MBChB; Chief Editor: Amy Kao, MD  more...
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Morbidity and mortality rates depend on the type of congenital muscular dystrophy.

The major causes of morbidity and mortality are related to respiratory insufficiency, bulbar and limb weakness, contractures, seizures, ocular pathology, and mental retardation and associated brain pathology.

Some children die in infancy, whereas others can live into adulthood with only minimal disability.


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