Congenital Muscular Dystrophies
What is Congenital Muscular Dystrophy?
Congenital muscular dystrophy (CMD)
refers to a group of muscular dystrophies that become apparent at
or near birth. Muscular dystrophies in general are genetic,
degenerative diseases primarily affecting voluntary muscles. CMD
iis rare (affecting about 1 in 50,000 babies) and both males and
females are equally likely to have this condition. CMD causes
muscle weakness early in life - within the first six months of
birth. For more information about Congenital Muscular
Dystrophy click here.
on MCD1A a type of CMD is
Click here to be taken
to the vaccination page.
here to be taken to the respiratory care page.
Check out the support groups page to see what is
available in your area.
www.curecmd.org - is an
USA based organisation with lots of information on the different
types of CMD.
www.mdausa.org - the
Muscular Dystrophy Association USA website has an extensive site
with plenty of further information on any muscular dystrophy
conditions as well as research news.
- the UK muscular dystrophy site. It contains good general
information on the
NZ also has an excellent website dedicated to helping and
informing those families with rare disorders -
This page was reviewed 19 Feb 2016