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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
47 years experience in Pediatric Neurology
Medical Home: Children with severe muscle disease need a team approach that includes orthopedics, pulmonary, neurology, physiotherapy, gi, gu, and perhaps cardiolog ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Abel
25 years experience in Pediatrics
See below: There are no known cures for duchenne muscular dystrophy, so treatments are aimed at improving symptoms and improving quality of life. Options includ ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience in Pediatrics
Prenatally,: ...A dna based diagnosis is possible: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc1715396/.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Salil Gupta
34 years experience in 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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience in 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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Mosher
19 years experience in 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 45-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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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience in Pediatrics
The treatment...: ...For dmd prolongs life somewhat but does not change the overall prognosis. The best thing we can do is provide moral support for the family and the ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott McLean
34 years experience in Clinical Genetics
X-linked inheritance: Duchenne muscular dystrophy is caused by a mutation of the dmd gene on the x chromosome. A woman who is a carrier will pass the mutation (on average) ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
43 years experience in Pediatric Surgery
Possibly: Constipation can be affected by immobility, decreased fluid intake. It can also be affected by medications. Read up on the side effects of the medicat ... Read More

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