Muscular dystrophy

diseases that weaken the body's muscles

Muscular dystrophy (MD) is a group of muscle diseases that causes increasing weakening and breakdown of skeletal muscles over time. Many people will eventually become unable to walk. Some types are also associated with problems in other organs.

The most common type is Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), which typically affects males beginning around the age of four. There is no cure for muscular dystrophy.[1]


  1. "NINDS Muscular Dystrophy Information Page". NINDS. March 4, 2016. Archived from the original on 30 July 2016. Retrieved 12 September 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)