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What does duchenne muscular dystrophy feel like

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

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
58 years experience Neurology
Proximal muscles: Like most muscle diseases the proximal muscles are affected first duchenne is a sex linked congenital muscle disorder affecting boys and usually is sy ... Read More
Dr. William Singer
51 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Before age 3 years: Boys with Duchennes MD experience weakness in their lower extremities, especially the hip and erector muscles of the thighs, with frequent falling. T ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
35 years experience Pediatrics
It does not...: ...Appear to have ethnic or geographic predilection.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
50 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Mutations in the : dystrophin gene, Xp21.2-p21.1, causes weakness in large, then small, skeletal muscles. Weakness of heart muscle, smooth muscle of GI tract & urin ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
34 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Boys: Young boys with first signs being lower extrity weakness.
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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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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Guillaume Duchenne : Duchenne muscular dystrophy is disease of muscle that weaken the musculoskeletal system and hamper locomotion. Muscular dystrophies are characterize ... Read More
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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