Muscular Dystrophies

  • Michael Swash
  • Martin Schwartz


Myopathic disorders may be inherited or acquired. The term muscular dystrophy refers to a group of genetically determined disorders characterised by progressive degenerative changes in muscle fibres, without primary abnormality in the lower motor neuron. They are classified according to their clinical, morphological and genetic characteristics (see Chap. 5).


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Swash
    • 1
    • 2
  • Martin Schwartz
    • 3
  1. 1.The London Hospital, London E1 and St Mark’s HospitalLondonUK
  2. 2.The London Hospital Medical CollegeLondonUK
  3. 3.Atkinson Morley’s Hospital (St Georges’s Hospital)LondonUK

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