What is the prognosis of congenital muscular dystrophy (CMD)?

Updated: Jul 03, 2019
  • Author: Emad R Noor, MBChB; Chief Editor: Amy Kao, MD  more...
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The prognosis depends on the type of congenital muscular dystrophy.

With severe disease, such as Walker-Warburg syndrome, patients usually die within the first few years of life.

In congenital muscular dystrophy with laminin-α2 deficiency and in some cases of mutations in FKRP, patients occasionally have a relatively normal life span.


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