Is muscular dystrophy genetic?
Some risk if definitely there
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There is definitely an increased risk in case of your offsprings. However, it us not something that you need to be concerned about. Rather than genetic tests, I would insist on monitoringthe developmental milestones as they develop with time. Unless the gross motor milestones are delayed you have no reason to be concerned.
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Does not essentially mean that it is DMD
Duchenne muscular dystrophy is inherited in an X-linked recessive pattern. But muscular dystrophy does not essentially mean that it is Duchenne muscular dystrophy. For example, Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy is a disorder characterized by muscle weakness and wasting (atrophy) and is inherited in an autosomal dominant pattern.
I am not talking about any investigation. As the child grows, it is supposed to be able to sit by 8 months and stand by 12 months of age. I am talking about a delay in such milestones which would be essentially present in muscular dystrophy.
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