What is limb-girdle muscular dystrophy?

Also known as: LGMD.

Muscular dystrophy is a chronic disease that causes gradual weakness and loss of muscle over time. Limb-girdle muscular dystrophy can refer to several different types of muscular dystrophy that primarily affect the upper arms, shoulders, thighs or pelvis.

Reviewed by: Trevor J Resnick, MD

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