A creatine kinase (CK) test could help answer some BIG questions
Genetic testing can confirm Duchenne
Is it possible to improve the quality of life and life expectancy of individuals with Duchenne?
Is muscle weakness the earliest and most common sign of neuromuscular disease that you see?
Can monitoring motor development help to identify developmental delay earlier?
Welcome to Take on Duchenne
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a severe, progressive and rare genetic childhood muscle-wasting disease1–4 where achieving a timely diagnosis is critical to delay disease progression and maintain quality of life.
This website provides educational resources to support healthcare professionals recognise the early signs and symptoms of DMD, diagnose and help manage patients in clinical practice. Here you will also find support materials and resources for your practice and for your patients.
1. McDonald CM, et al. Muscle Nerve. 2013:48;343–356.
2. Goemans N, et al. Eur Neurol Rev. 2014:9;78–82.
3. van Ruiten HJ, et al. Arch Dis Child. 2014;99:1074–1077.
4. Birnkrant DJ, et al. Lancet Neurol. 2018:17;251–267.
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Children demonstrating red flag signs and symptoms such as significant development delay could have Duchenne muscular dystrophy
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