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what is duchenne muscular dystrophy, where does it strike most?

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Dr. Dennis Giannini
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
Young boys: Duchenne muscular dystrophy is a recessive x-linked form of muscular dystrophy, affecting around 1 in 3, 600 boys, which results in muscle degeneration. Approximately 14, 000 americans suffer from dmd.

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Which parts of the body does muscular dystrophy affect?

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Dr. Jonathan Dissin
Neurology 39 years experience
Depend on the type: There are many types of muscular dystrophy, affecting different muscle groups. One type affects the eye muscles and the muscles of the pharynx; another primarily affects the facial muscles, the muscles of the shoulder girdle and the proximal arm. Most other muscular dystrophies affect the limb girdles, but rare forms can originate distally. There are many subtypes and new types are being described.
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What does congenital muscular dystrophy mean?

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Dr. Andrew Dutka
Neurology 45 years experience
Muscle disease: Congenital myopathy means a disease of muscle present since birth, usually inherited. The congenital myopathies are due to several genetic defects, mostly associated with muscle energy use. Usually, people have muscle weakness or damage that is mild and presents in teen or older years. Muscular dystrophy is a congenital myopathy but much more severe and not usually under this name.
A 39-year-old member asked:

How do I caregive for my son with muscular dystrophy?

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Dr. Sarah Kohl
Travel Medicine 35 years experience
Lovingly : Children need love, patience, and guidance to grow. Learn as much as you can about your son's type of muscular dystrophy. Helping your child figure out how to accomplish his dreams with the physical limitatons the dystrphy imposes will be one of your great tasks. You and your child can figure out how to manage the perceptions of others as the physical manifestons become apparent.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
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A 46-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me where does duchenne muscular dystrophy strike most?

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Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Orthopedic Surgery 34 years experience
Boys: Young boys with first signs being lower extrity weakness.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Can you advise on where does duchenne muscular dystrophy strike most?

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Dr. Peter Tomasello
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
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 on your own is recommended ! good luck thank you.

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