What is Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy?

Also known as: EDMD

Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy is a form of muscular dystrophy that causes problems with the skeletal muscles and the heart. The joints most commonly impacted by this form of muscular dystrophy include the elbows, ankles and neck. Almost all adults with Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy develop heart problems.   

Reviewed by: Migvis Monduy, MD

This page was last updated on: 1/29/2019 3:21:13 PM

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