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Human Genetics Paper Muscular Dystrophy Congenital Merosin-Deficient Halle Woodfin, BMS 231 Congenital muscular dystrophy (CMD) merosin-deficient is a rare and one of the most severe forms of muscular dystrophy. People with this form of muscular dystrophy lack all or part of the muscle protein merosin. Onset of this condition is at or near birth. Symptoms of this condition can be noticed in childhood. Parents first start to notice when their child fails to start moving or walking. Some children may have breathing problems that require them to need a tracheotomy (Congenital Muscular Dystrophy, ssa.gov). The main symptom of this condition is generalized muscle weakness. Although most cases are seen without mental retardation, there have been a view reported cases where the infants show’s moderate mental retardation and epilepsy. The severity of this condition is determined by the amount of merosin protein the child lacks. Progression of the condition varies with the amount of protein the child lacks, some only having short life spans. Merosin-deficient congenital muscular dystrophy is caused by a mutation in the laminin
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2012 for the course BMS 230 taught by Professor Amanda during the Spring '12 term at Missouri State University-Springfield.

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