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What is the prognosis of muscular dystrophy (MD)?

The prognosis varies according to the type of muscular dystrophy (MD) and the speed of progression. Some types are mild and progress very slowly, allowing normal life expectancy, while others are more severe and result in functional disability and loss of ambulation. Life expectancy may depend on the degree of muscle weakness and any respiratory and/or cardiac complications.

This answer is based on source information from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

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