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Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

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Esthela Velasco

on 10 December 2015

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Causes of DMD
An abnormal gene for dystrophin leads someone to have this disorder. Although DMD does occur often in people without a family past of this disease.
Prognosis- death by/before age 25
Signs & Symptoms
Someone with Duchenne Muscular Distrophy usually shows symptoms before age 6 and as early as infancy. These symptoms are :
An exam of the complete nervous system shows:
Abnormal heart contractions
Heart failure
Deformities of back and chest
Enlarged muscles around age 4 or 5
Loss of muscle
Respiratory disorders
Electromyography (EMG)
Genetic tests
Muscle biopsy
Serum CPK
Possible Treatments/Cures
There is no actual cure for this disease.
Amino acids
Coenzyme Q10
Fish oil
Green tea extracts
Vitamin E
What is DMD?
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, also known as Pseudohypertrophic muscular dystrophy is a muscle weakness inherited disease. DMD is usually only found only in boys.
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Esthela Velasco

Learning difficulties
Muscle weakness begining in legs & pelvis
Problems with motor activity
Frequent falls
Trouble lying down/climbing
Systems Affected
The muscular dystrophy association (MDA) has spent over 200 million dollars in research for DMD.

"Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia." U.S National Library of Medicine. U.S. National Library of Medicine. Web. 9 Dec. 2015. <https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000705.htm>.

"Research Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy." Muscular Dystrophy Association. Web. 9 Dec. 2015. <https://www.mda.org/disease/duchenne-muscular-dystrophy/research>.

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