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How can you tell if a 10 yr old child has muscular dystrophy?

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Dr. Kathryn Mosher
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine

In brief: See a doctor

If you are at all worried you should see your physician.
Typically kids will have difficutly getting up from a seated position, going up stairs, and keeping up with their peers. Some are toe walkers. Many things can mimic muscular dystrophy, so it is important to see a knowledgeable professional who can help you sort it out.

In brief: See a doctor

If you are at all worried you should see your physician.
Typically kids will have difficutly getting up from a seated position, going up stairs, and keeping up with their peers. Some are toe walkers. Many things can mimic muscular dystrophy, so it is important to see a knowledgeable professional who can help you sort it out.
Dr. Kathryn Mosher
Dr. Kathryn Mosher
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics

In brief: Blood work

Besides clinical muscle problems, there are accurate blood tests that confirm the diagnosis.

In brief: Blood work

Besides clinical muscle problems, there are accurate blood tests that confirm the diagnosis.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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