Muscular Dystrophy complicationsMuscular Dystrophy
Complications could include:
- Respiratory failure
- Impaired Mobility
- Impaired Self-Care
- Disorders of Endocrine System
- Malignant Hyperthermia
- Speech Difficulty
- Hearing Impairment
- Respiratory Tract Infections
- Recurrent Pneumonia
- Abnormal cardiac conduction
- Mental Retardation
- Retinal Detachment
- High Blood Pressure
- Difficulty in Swallowing
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When the retina separates from the back of the eye, this is known as retinal detachment. It is a medical emergency that can cause partial or total vision loss.
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