Muscle Diseases

Muscle Diseases

Some children are born with muscle problems. Others develop muscle problems from injuries or infections. Exams and tests can help doctors find the problem. The treatment for a muscle problem may include a medicine or surgery.

Topics on children's muscles include:

  • centronuclear myopathy
  • congenital myasthenia gravis
  • muscular dystrophy
  • myotonic dystrophy
  • spinal muscular atrophy

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Visit these websites for more information:

Muscle DisordersU.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health

Muscular Dystrophy - Muscular Dystrophy Association

NINDS Myotonia Congenita Information Page - The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke


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