What can be done to prevent the disease?
Because this condition is genetic, nothing can be done to prevent it in an individual. Once parents have an affected child, they may want to seek genetic counseling to determine the risk of having another affected child.
What are the long-term effects of the disease?
Death at a young age occurs in many cases of musular dystrophy. The person and his or her family must cope with a life-long disease that slowly gets worse.
What are the risks to others?
This disease is not contagious, so there are no risks to others.