What is MDC1A / Lama2 CMD?
MDC1A / Lama2 CMD is a hereditary muscle disorder often noticed at birth or within the first few months of life. It is a type congenital muscular dystrophy (CMD) and has an incidence of 1 to 4 people in every 100.000. MDC1A / Lama2 CMD is caused by a defect in the LAMA2 gene which is responsible for the production of laminin α2 protein (previously called merosin). MDC1A is sometimes referred to as LAMA2-related muscular dystrophy. Read more.