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How many americans are affected by duchenne muscular dystrophy? Is this common?

Approximately 14,000. 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. Read more...

Which chromosome is affected by duchenne muscular dystrophy (dmd)?

Dystrophin gene. This gene is located on the x chromosome and is recessive. Only males develop the disease, but females can be carriers. Read more...
X chromosome. The gene for the abnormal protein is located on the x chromosome. Hence it is "x linked" . Mostly boys are affected. Read more...

What can you tell me about duchenne muscular dystrophy?

Bad disease. This is a group of muscle diseases that all show progressive muscle decline over time. There are a variety of forms, varying from mild to severe. With progressive treatments and care, there are men surviving into their 30's forties and even 50's now. Read more...

Can somebody tell me how can duchenne muscular dystrophy start?

See NIH website. The national institutes of health (nih) website has excellent information about dmd. http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/md/md.htm. Read more...

Please tell me can glyconutrients reverse duchenne muscular dystrophy?

No,unfortunately not. Duchenne muscular dystrophy is a specific genetic disease that causes muscle degeneration over time. Although research is making progress understanding this disease, we don't yet have truly curative treatments. Don't give your child any supplements, herbs, or homeopathic treatments without first discussing with his/her doctor--they won't work for muscular dystrophy and are potentially harmful. Read more...