Congenital muscular dystrophy type 1A

Summary: Congenital muscular dystrophy type 1A (MDC1A) belongs to a group of neuromuscular disorders that beings at birth or infancy and is characterized mainly by hypotonia, muscle weakness and muscle wasting. Other signs and symptoms include rigidity of the spine ...1

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Symptoms of Congenital muscular dystrophy type 1A

Symptoms: Infants with congenital muscular dystrophy type 1A (MDC1A) typically have poor muscle tone (hypotonia) and muscle weakness at birth. Within weeks after birth, some affected infants may have feeding and respiratory difficulties. Motor development is often delayed and limited ...2

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Treatments: Congenital muscular dystrophy type 1A

Treatment: There is currently no cure for congenital muscular dystrophy type 1A (MDC1A) and treatment generally focuses on managing the individual signs and symptoms of the condition. A multidisciplinary approach is often needed and may improve the quality and longevity ...3

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Names and Terminology

Related Diseases: The following diseases are related to Congenital muscular dystrophy type 1A. If you have a question about any of these diseases, you can ...4

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References

  1. Source: GARD (NIH): rarediseases.info.nih.gov/ diseases/ 3843/ congenital-muscular-dystrophy-type-1a
  2. ibid.
  3. ibid.
  4. ibid.

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