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mus·cu·lar dys·tro·phy, emery-drei·fuss

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  1. muscular dystrophy, emery-dreifuss

    Emery–Dreifuss muscular dystrophy (EDMD) is a type of muscular dystrophy, a group of heritable diseases that cause progressive impairment of muscles. EDMD affects muscles used for movement (skeletal muscles), causing atrophy, weakness and contractures. It almost always affects the heart, causing abnormal rhythms, heart failure, or sudden cardiac death. It is rare, affecting 0.39 per 100,000 (1 per 250,000) people. It is named after Alan Eglin H. Emery and Fritz E. Dreifuss.

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  1. Muscular Dystrophy, Emery-Dreifuss

    A heterogenous group of inherited muscular dystrophy without the involvement of nervous system. The disease is characterized by MUSCULAR ATROPHY; MUSCLE WEAKNESS; CONTRACTURE of the elbows; ACHILLES TENDON; and posterior cervical muscles; with or without cardiac features. There are several INHERITANCE PATTERNS including X-linked (X CHROMOSOME), autosomal dominant, and autosomal recessive gene mutations.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of muscular dystrophy, emery-dreifuss in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of muscular dystrophy, emery-dreifuss in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2


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