Limb-girdle muscular dystrophy, type 2C

Severe autosomal recessive muscular dystrophy of childhood - North African type

Overview

Type of disease: Rare conditions

Limb-girdle muscular dystrophy type 2C (LGMD2C) is a condition that affects the muscles and is caused by mutations in the gamma-sarcoglycan gene. This condition belongs to a group of muscle disorders called limb-girdle muscular dystrophies, which are characterized by progressive loss of muscle bulk and symmetrical weakening of voluntary muscles, primarily those in the shoulders and around the hips.  LGMD2C is inherited in an autosomal recessive manner, and treatment is based on an individual's symptoms. Source: Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD), supported by ORDR-NCATS and NHGRI.

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