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Like many other neuromuscular disorders, limb girdle muscular dystrophy is a genetic disorder. It occurs when a faulty gene results in abnormal muscle function.
The gene can be passed from parent to child, even if the parent does not have symptoms. Or, the patient can be the first in their family to have muscular dystrophy. A large number of genes have been identified so far as contributing to various types of limb-girdle muscular dystrophy.
Our experienced doctors interpret your genetic testing results to provide the information needed for precise diagnosis.