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How can I explain a child's muscular dystrophy to people?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
6 doctors agree

In brief: Simple is best

Sometimes the simplest answer is the best, particularly when dealing with the curious or worried.
The child's genes that are responsible for building and maintaining muscle don't work right. So the existing muscle remains weak & new muscle is not formed correctly.It is not contagious to others.

In brief: Simple is best

Sometimes the simplest answer is the best, particularly when dealing with the curious or worried.
The child's genes that are responsible for building and maintaining muscle don't work right. So the existing muscle remains weak & new muscle is not formed correctly.It is not contagious to others.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree

In brief: Briefly

First do not feel obligated to explain anything about your child to anyone.
It really is not their business. If you want to explain then a brief factual synopsis is effective. Example: he has a genetic problem that leaves him with weak muscles...Or he has that problem that jerry lewis raises money for every year..Muscular dystrophy." something simple and to the point.

In brief: Briefly

First do not feel obligated to explain anything about your child to anyone.
It really is not their business. If you want to explain then a brief factual synopsis is effective. Example: he has a genetic problem that leaves him with weak muscles...Or he has that problem that jerry lewis raises money for every year..Muscular dystrophy." something simple and to the point.
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Thank
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