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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Dissin
39 years experience Neurology
X-Linked Reces. MD: Duchenne dystrophy is inherited as an x-linked recessive trait, carried in women. It affects about 1in 3500 male births with no geographic/ethnic vari ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Amster
Specializes in Pediatrics
Genetic disorder: Duchenne's muscular dystrophy is an x linked genetic disorder causing abnormalities of the muscle fiber and eventual degeneration.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Beth Howell
42 years experience Psychiatry
Hereditary: It is inherited because of a defective gene on the x chromosome (female sex chromosome). It is referred to as a "sex-linked recessive" inheritance pa ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
48 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Bad genes: Duchenne type of muscular dystrophy is located on the x chromosome and is found in males. There are specific genetic tests that describe the disorder ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
35 years experience Pediatrics
Prenatally,: ...A dna based diagnosis is possible: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc1715396/.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Salil Gupta
35 years experience Pediatrics
Muscle weakness: Dmd is a condition when muscles start to die prematurely. It starts in early childhood, leads to weakness of voluntary muscles such as those of hips, ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
35 years experience Pediatrics
Weakness...: ...More prominent in large muscles than in small ones, progressing to inability to stand up without assistance (see http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/gower ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
31 years experience Pediatrics
See below: It is caused by an alteration (mutation) in a gene, called the dmd gene that can be inherited in families in an x-linked recessive fashion, but it oft ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Mosher
20 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Steroids: Currently the mainstay of therapy for duchenne is still steroids. Steroids slow the progression of the disease but are not a cure. There are many prom ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
See link below: "duchenne results in progressive loss of strength and is caused by a mutation in the gene that encodes for dystrophin. Because dystrophin is absent, t ... Read More
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