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Suggest treatment for myopathy in children

Hi.. Doctor please help us I have 2 cute and intelligent niece one is 8 years old and the other is 5 years old both brothers are facing myopathy disease they can not stand on their own. They crawl stand after birth upto 9 months but after that they can t please please help us.
Sat, 19 Dec 2015
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dear friend
it is unfortunate to be having to deal with such a condition
muscular dystrophy is a group of inherited diseases in which the muscles that control movement (called voluntary muscles) progressively weaken. In some forms of this disease, the heart and other organs are also affected.

There are nine major forms of muscular dystrophy:

Myotonic
Duchenne
Becker
Limb-girdle
Facioscapulohumeral
Congenital
Oculopharyngeal
Distal
Emery-Dreifuss
Muscular dystrophy can appear in infancy up to middle age or later, and its form and severity are determined in part by the age at which it occurs. Some types of muscular dystrophy affect only males; some people with MD enjoy a normal life span with mild symptoms that progress very slowly; others experience swift and severe muscle weakness and wasting,

there is no effective treatment available and it needs to be diagnosed so that the type can be decided and if there is any effective intervention done can be planned
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Suggest treatment for myopathy in children

dear friend it is unfortunate to be having to deal with such a condition muscular dystrophy is a group of inherited diseases in which the muscles that control movement (called voluntary muscles) progressively weaken. In some forms of this disease, the heart and other organs are also affected. There are nine major forms of muscular dystrophy: Myotonic Duchenne Becker Limb-girdle Facioscapulohumeral Congenital Oculopharyngeal Distal Emery-Dreifuss Muscular dystrophy can appear in infancy up to middle age or later, and its form and severity are determined in part by the age at which it occurs. Some types of muscular dystrophy affect only males; some people with MD enjoy a normal life span with mild symptoms that progress very slowly; others experience swift and severe muscle weakness and wasting, there is no effective treatment available and it needs to be diagnosed so that the type can be decided and if there is any effective intervention done can be planned