Limb girdle muscular dystrophy

Limb girdle muscular dystrophy

This section brings together information about limb girdle muscular dystrophy (LGMD) from across the website. Much of the information here is especially relevant for individuals and families affected by LGMD, but family doctors and researchers should also find something of interest.

Browse through this section for specific information about LGMD, and also take a look at the other areas of our website for more general information about TREAT-NMD and the resources we offer.


About LGMD

An overview of the limb girdle muscular dystrophies this section looks at their cause, how they are inherited and the symptoms of LGMD

Patient registries

The International FKRP registry collects data from patients worldwide affected by a mutation in the FKRP gene. Most patients with this type of mutation have a type of limb girdle muscular dystrophy.


Patient organizations

See patient organizations and advocacy groups providing support specifically for LGMD patients and families

Care standards

This section provides an overview of guidelines for the diagnosis and management of the limb girdle muscular dystrophies

11 Mar 2011