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Definition

An autosomal recessive, severe congenital muscular dystrophy characterized by neonatal onset of muscle weakness predominantly involving axial muscles, life-threatening respiratory failure, skin abnormalities and joint hyperlaxity without contractures. Muscle biopsies show multi-minicores, caps and dystrophic lesions.

Acronym

MDCDC

Keywords

Congenital muscular dystrophy

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