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Muscular Dystrophies, Limb-Girdle MeSH Descriptor Data 2023

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Muscular Dystrophies, Limb-Girdle
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Scope Note
A heterogenous group of inherited muscular dystrophy that can be autosomal dominant or autosomal recessive. There are many forms (called LGMDs) involving genes encoding muscle membrane proteins such as the sarcoglycan (SARCOGLYCANS) complex that interacts with DYSTROPHIN. The disease is characterized by progressing wasting and weakness of the proximal muscles of arms and legs around the HIPS and SHOULDERS (the pelvic and shoulder girdles).
Entry Term(s)
Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophies
Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy
Limb-Girdle Syndrome
Muscular Dystrophy, Limb-Girdle
Myopathic Limb-Girdle Syndrome
Previous Indexing
Muscular Dystrophies (1966-2004)
Public MeSH Note
2005; see MUSCULAR DYSTROPHIES 2000-2004
History Note
2005; use MUSCULAR DYSTROPHIES 2000-2004
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Muscular Dystrophies, Limb-Girdle Preferred
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