A group of diseases that lead to weakness of the proximal muscles, Limb-girdle Muscular Dystrophy generally affects the arms and the limbs of the body. This condition affects the muscles of the shoulders, pelvic area, upper arm and thighs. The most common symptom of Limb-girdle Muscular Dystrophy is an abnormal walking gait that becomes more prominent as the muscles weaken further. As the condition progresses, it can also hamper with the ability to move efficiently, often making patients wheelchair ridden. The posture also changes, as the shoulders and the arms stick out, which is more commonly known as scapular winging.
HOW IS LIMB-GIRDLE MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY DIAGNOSED?
Limb-girdle Muscular Dystrophy is caused due to the mutation of various genes