Muscular Dystrophy Symptoms


Muscular dystrophy symptoms homepage.

What is Muscular Dystrophy?

• it is sex-linked recessive trait
• Late achievement of motor developmental milestones such as sitting, walking, and standing
• At about 3 years of age symptoms become acute and obvious


Assessments

– Waddling gait
Gower’s sign
– Difficulty in speaking, swallowing, later on - DOB


Diagnostic Test

– Muscle biopsy


Management of Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy

– Encourage ambulation as possible
– ROM (Active or Passive)
– Splinting and Bracing
– Low calorie, high protein, high fiber, high fluid diet


Prognosis:

– Death by age 20 due to Congestive Heart Failure and/or Respiratory Failure

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