Congenital muscular dystrophies

Congenital muscular dystrophies

This section brings together information about Congenital muscular dystrophies from across the website. Much of the information here is especially relevant for individuals and families affected by CMDs, but family doctors and researchers should also find something of interest.

Browse through this section for specific information about CMD, and also take a look at the other areas of our website for more general information about TREAT-NMD and the resources we offer.

About CMD

An overview of the congenital muscular dystrophies - how they are caused, how they are inherited, and their symptoms

Patient organizations

See a list of patient organizations and advocacy groups providing support for CMD patients and families across the world


Academic article on care standards

An academic article summarizing an international consensus on best-practice care for the congenital muscular dystrophies was published in the Journal of Child Neurology in November 2010.

Patient registry

The CMDIR was created by the advocacy group Cure CMD to raise awareness, improve standards of care, accelerate clinical trials and help find a treatment or cure.

12 Apr 2017