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12 Points to Better Understand Muscular Dystrophy

7. It changes through generations

Muscular dystrophy is a dynamic disease, which means it can change form as it is passed from one generation to the next. The most common form of muscular dystrophy disrupts the production of dystrophin but as it is transferred down the lineage, it could take up another form and affect the next patient differently. For example, a parent with Duchenne muscular dystrophy may transmit the disease to an offspring in the form of myotonic dystrophy. With all the known types of muscular dystrophy, the possibilities are endless.