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What is the cause of frequent respiratory infections in children with duchenne muscular dystrophy ?

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Dr. Keith Baldwin
Orthopedic Surgery - Pediatric
3 doctors agree

In brief: Impaired muscles

When dmd affects the muscles of breathing, patients have difficulty clearing secretions which can lead to increased infections.
Chest pt can be useful to break the secretions up and allow them to be cleared. If there is an issue with scoliosis, this should be addressed early to prevent further repiratory compromise later in the disease course.

In brief: Impaired muscles

When dmd affects the muscles of breathing, patients have difficulty clearing secretions which can lead to increased infections.
Chest pt can be useful to break the secretions up and allow them to be cleared. If there is an issue with scoliosis, this should be addressed early to prevent further repiratory compromise later in the disease course.
Dr. Keith Baldwin
Dr. Keith Baldwin
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology

In brief: Reduced muscle stren

the most likely cause is the weakness of the intercoastal muscles, that reduces the expansion of the chest.
Also, scoliosis will reduce the available chest expansion on one side.

In brief: Reduced muscle stren

the most likely cause is the weakness of the intercoastal muscles, that reduces the expansion of the chest.
Also, scoliosis will reduce the available chest expansion on one side.
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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