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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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
35 years experience 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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Dr. Mark Diamond
46 years experience Pediatrics
They Didn't: Although today's treatment is very limited, our ancestors other than supportive devices, had no real therapy.
Dr. Hank Chambers
39 years experience Pediatric Sports Medicine
Not well: Duchenne muscular dystrophy is a genetic disorder that is progressive and affects boys. There are new treatments including steroid treatment, but all ... Read More
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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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lowe
17 years experience Pediatric Rheumatology
MDA and NIH: Muscular dystrophy association www.mda.com. And national institutes of health website. http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/md/md.htm.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Tomasello
30 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
See below: Usually first become apparent with balance issues such as walking. A thorough history and physical by a medical physician before coming to a diagnosis ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
13 years experience Pediatrics
Info: http://mda.org/disease/duchenne-muscular-dystrophy.
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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