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Duchenne muscular dystrophy


Other Names for this Disease
  • DMD
  • Muscular dystrophy, Duchenne
  • Muscular dystrophy, pseudohypertrophic progressive, Duchenne type
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  • Are there any other diseases with the same symptoms as Duchenne muscular dystrophy? Can Silver-Russell syndrome mimic muscular dystrophy? Click here for answer

  • I am a carrier of Duchenne muscular dystrophy. I am experiencing some symptoms which I believe go beyond the realm of aging. Upon reflection, other women in my family also experienced symptoms, including loss of feeling in the legs and heart failure. Can carrier females of Duchenne muscular dystrophy exhibit symptoms?  Click here for answer

  • Several members of my husband's family are carriers of Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy. My husband does not have the disease. What are the chances of passing on this condition to any children we may have? Click here for answer

  • I am the parent of a 10-year-old boy with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). We are seeking information on his specific mutation, he is missing 2 nucleotides on exon 44 causing a frameshift onto exon 45 resulting in mild DMD or severe Becker symptoms. We can't locate any other person with that specific mutation. We have used the Leiden Data Base and Duchenne Connect, and we have asked an expert at the University of Utah. We are trying to determine the potential course this disease will take. Can you offer any suggestions as to how we can find out if another person has the same mutation? Click here for answer

  • Is there treatment available to cure Duchenne muscular dystrophy or slow the progression of symptoms? Click here for answer