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Muscle Diseases

Medical Conditions

Some children are born with muscle problems. Others develop muscle problems from injuries or infections. Exams and tests can help doctors find the problem. The treatment for a muscle problem may include a medicine or surgery.

Topics on children's muscles include:

  • centronuclear myopathy
  • congenital myasthenia gravis
  • muscular dystrophy
  • myotonic dystrophy
  • spinal muscular atrophy

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