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Diffuse Muscle Weakness

You may have a form of muscular dystrophy (MD) or another genetic disease affecting muscles. There are many different types, some affecting the face, others affecting the shoulders, while others affect just about all of the muscles. These conditions are usually diagnosed during childhood, but occasionally people first learn they have MD as young adults or middle-aged adults.

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