The muscular dystrophies (MD) are a group of progressive and incurable myopathic disorders. They are inherited due to defects in a number of genes required for normal muscle function. he primary symptom is muscle weakness. MD is a collective group of inherited non-inflammatory but progressive muscle disorders without a central or peripheral nerve abnormality. Muscle fibre degenerates without affecting muscle morphology.
Acknowledgements: Natalie Mamen, MD (Author)