Muscular dystrophies

Muscular dystrophies are genetically determined progressive necrotising myopathies. Increasingly genetic loci have been identified but the mechanisms of disease production remain uncertain.

Classification is based upon the mode of inheritance and the clinical picture. X-linked recessive Genetic locations where known

- Duchenne

Xp

21.2

- Becker

Xp

21.2

- Emery-Dreifuss.

Xq

28

Autosomal dominant

- fascioscapulohumeral

4q

35

- scapuloperoneal

- myotonic

19q

13.3

- oculopharyngeal.

- limb girdle

5q

22.3-31.3

Autosomal recessive

- limb girdle.

15q

- scapuloperoneal

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