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Limb-girdle muscular dystrophy refers to a large group of muscle disorders that causes weakness of the muscles in the limbs (legs and arms) and girdle area (hips, pelvis, abdomen).
Like other muscular dystrophies, limb-girdle can affect other body systems, such as the heart in some instances. As the disease progresses, limb-girdle muscular dystrophy can also cause weakness of the breathing and swallowing muscles.
Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy Care at Stanford
At Stanford, we provide comprehensive care of the whole patient with limb-girdle muscular dystrophy. Our subspecialists meet weekly to review patients from every angle and develop a treatment plan that takes a holistic view.
Our Neuromuscular Program holds an MDA Clinic designation from the Muscular Dystrophy Association. This designation signifies we provide multispecialty care (involving a team of specialists working together) in one location for muscular dystrophy patients.
For many patients, achieving an accurate diagnosis takes several years. At Stanford, we may be able to diagnose limb-girdle muscular dystrophy faster because our neuromuscular doctors have decades of experience identifying even the rarest types of limb-girdle muscular dystrophies.
Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy Our MDA Clinic provides holistic care for limb-girdle and all other types of muscular dystrophy in one location for your convenience. limb-girdlelamb-girdle muscular dystrophy