pseudohypertrophic muscular dystrophy
The most common form of muscular dystrophy, in which fat and fibrous tissue infiltrate muscle tissue, causing eventual weakening of the respiratory muscles and the myocardium. The disease, which almost exclusively affects males, begins in early childhood and usually causes death before adulthood.childhood muscular dystrophy Duchenne's disease Duchenne's dystrophy pseudohypertrophic muscular paralysis
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