Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy Follow-up

Updated: Aug 15, 2019
  • Author: Monica Saini, MD, MBBS; Chief Editor: Nicholas Lorenzo, MD, MHA, CPE  more...
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Follow-up

Further Outpatient Care

At each visit, monitor the patient's muscle function, contractures, cardiopulmonary complications, and ability to perform activities of daily living.

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Further Inpatient Care

Admit for orthopedic care or cardiopulmonary complications.

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Complications

Complications include the following:

  • Contractures, scoliosis

  • Pulmonary insufficiency

  • Cardiomyopathy, cardiac arrhythmia

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Prognosis

The prognosis depends on the specific genetic mutation, as outlined in the Clinical section.

Pulmonary insufficiency, cardiomyopathy, and cardiac arrhythmia are the major causes of death.

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Patient Education

Genetic counseling is often helpful to patients and families to assist in family-planning decisions.

For additional information, see Muscular Dystrophy Association.

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