Muscular Dystrophy: The Facts
Muscular dystrophy: the facts is about living with muscular dystrophy and coping with its physical and psychological effects. Written specifically for people with muscular dystrophy and their families, it will answer many of the questions that are often asked about how and why it occurs, and how it will affect the life of a recently diagnosed child.
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Confirming the diagnosis
Congenital muscular dystrophies
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