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Should I talk to my doctor about congenital muscular dystrophy symptoms?

If your child is experiencing symptoms that could be caused by congenital muscular dystrophy, you should talk to your doctor. These symptoms may include missing certain developmental milestones like rolling over, crawling, sitting up, and walking. It's especially important to talk to a doctor if you notice symptoms in your child and have a family history of congenital muscular dystrophy. An early diagnosis can lead to treatment that may help reduce your child's symptoms.

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