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Muscular Dystrophy (MD) refers to a group of more than 30 inherited diseases that cause muscle weakness and muscle loss and eventually cause you to lose the ability to walk. Discuss topics including Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), other types of MD, symptoms and ways to improve quality of life.

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Inherited?

Hello

My husband's father's brother died of muscular dystrophy at the age of 12. My husband nor his father have this condition. Is it possible for my son to inherit this condition?

Thanks!
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Depending on which type of muscular dystrophy it is, yes...it is very possible to skip generations. Scientists believe that many genetic problems are transferred through the females though, and that the males tend to be afflicted with the problems.
You would need to speak to a geneticist to understand the possibilities.
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