What you need to know about muscular dystrophy
Muscular dystrophy is a group of disorders that causes progressive loss of muscle strength and a variety of complications. Most varieties, including the most prevalent, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, are diagnosed in young children. Deborah Bradshaw, MD, a neurologist who specializes in neuromuscular diseases, explains how patients are cared for through the multidisciplinary Muscular Dystrophy Clinic at Upstate, sponsored by the Muscular Dystrophy Association. She also talks about the promise of gene therapy and a newly approved medication.