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|Symptoms||The muscular dystrophies are a group of neuromuscular disorders. These conditions are characterised by the loss of muscle strength, as progressive muscle wasting or nerve deterioration occurs. Many, but not all, are inherited.|
|Types||Please see the Muscular Dystrophy website to find details of all types of neuromuscular conditions.|
|Useful national contacts||Muscular Dystrophy Campaign
Helpline: 0800 652 6352
Find local support and services:
Myotonic Dystophy Support Group
|Online resources||Muscular dystrophy (NHS Choices)
The library at The Brain Charity has a range of reference resources on this condition and on a wide range of disability-related issues.
This includes a copy of the Myotonic Dystrophy Support Group's booklet Facts for Patients, Family Members and Professionals.