Muscular Dystrophy
Submission DeadlineMay 15, 2020

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Lead Guest Editor
Maria Sofia Cotelli
Neurology Unit, Azienda Socio Sanitaria Territoriale Valcamonica, Esine, Brescia, Italy
Guest Editors
  • Marinella Turla
    Asst Valcamonica-Esine, Brescia, Italy
  • DAMIANO BOTTONE
    Asst Valcamonica- Esine, Esine, Brescia, Italy
  • Luisa Salada
    Pneumology Unit, Azienda Socio Sanitaria Territoriale Valcamonica, Esine, Italy
  • Patrizia Civelli
    Asst Valcamonica-Esine, Brescia, Italy
  • Filippo Manelli
    Emergency Unit, Azienda Socio Sanitaria Territoriale Valcamonica, Esine, Italy
  • Roberto Furloni
    Medicine Unit, Azienda Socio Sanitaria Territoriale Valcamonica, Esine, Italy
Introduction
Muscular dystrophy (MD) is a group of muscle diseases that results in increasing weakening and breakdown of skeletal muscles over time. The disorders differ in which muscles are primarily affected, the degree of weakness, how fast they worsen, and when symptoms begin. In many cases affected patients are convicted to wheelchair. Most important complicances involve heart and respiratory systems.
Muscular dystrophy group involves many different genetic disorders that are usually classified into main categories. The most common type is Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), which typically affects males beginning around the age of four. Other types include Becker muscular dystrophy, facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy, and myotonic dystrophy. They are due to mutations in genes that are involved in producing and regulating muscle proteins. Inheritance can be Disorders may be X-linked recessive, autosomal recessive or autosomal dominant. Diagnosis often involves blood tests and genetic testing.
Aims and Scope:
  1. Muscular
  2. Dystrophy
  3. Respiratory
  4. Cardiological
  5. Emergency
  6. Rehabilitation
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