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Definition of Muscular dystrophy, distal

Muscular dystrophy, distal: A rare type of muscular dystrophy (MD) that typically begins in adulthood and involves the muscles that are most distant from the midline, such as those of the hands and feet. Distal MD is inherited in an autosomal dominant manner and affects males and females. Also known as distal myopathy and distal hereditary myopathy.

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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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