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Congenital muscular dystrophy (CMD) is muscular dystrophy that is present at birth. CMD includes a number of autosomal recessive diseases of muscle weakness and possible joint deformities, present at birth and slowly progressing. Life expectancies for affected individuals vary, although some forms of CMD do not affect life span at all.
Cure CMD, a Congenital Muscular Dystrophy specific non-profit organization, incorporated in May 2008, and received tax exempt 501 (c)(3) status from the IRS in August 2008. Cure CMD’s mission is to bring research, treatments and in the future, a cure for Congenital Muscular Dystrophies. By focusing on this mission, Cure CMD will find and fund high potential research and clinical trials. You can find more information at www.curecmd.org.