Muscular dystrophy FAQs

First described in 1902, DD is a class of muscular dystrophies that primarily affect distal muscles, which are those of the lower arms, hands, lower legs and feet. Muscular dystrophies in general are a group of genetic, degenerative diseases primarily affecting voluntary muscles. This site has info on and maps the different types of MD. General correspondence also can be addressed to: Muscular Dystrophy Association USA National Office 222 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 1500 Chicago, Illinois 60606 (800) 572-1717

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Submitted on: 22-Mar-2000