About Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD)

Are you confident recognising the signs and symptoms associated with neuromuscular disorders? Do you know why early diagnosis important? How familiar are you with the aetiology of DMD?

Refresh your knowledge so that you are equipped to recognise the red flags for neuromuscular disorders, know what the next steps are and answer questions from concerned parents and caregivers about DMD by reading the information in this section.

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Children demonstrating red flag signs and symptoms such as significant development delay could have Duchenne  muscular dystrophy

References

Birnkrant DJ, et al. Lancet Neurol. 2018;17:251–267. National Task Force for Early Identification of Childhood Neuromuscular Disorders. Guide for primary care providers. Available at: https://childmuscleweakness.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/PrimaryCareProviderPacket.pdf [last accessed November 2020].
 

Neuromuscular disorders: An introduction

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Neuromuscular disorders: Learn about signs, symptoms and causes

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Neuromuscular disorders: Learn about the 'red flag' signs and symptoms

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Neuromuscular disorders: What to do if you suspect a neuromuscular disorder

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Duchenne muscular dystrophy: Learn what Duchenne muscular dystrophy is and how it progresses

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Genetic counselling offers many benefits for families living with Duchenne muscular dystrophy

References

Helderman-van den Enden AT, et al. Clin Genet. 2011;79:236–242

Aetiology and genetics: Learn how common Duchenne muscular dystrophy is

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Carriers of Duchenne muscular dystrophy: Learn about symptoms and care

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Aetiology and genetics: Learn what causes Duchenne muscular dystrophy

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Aetiology and genetics: Learn what types of mutations cause Duchenne muscular dystrophy

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Aetiology and genetics: Learn how Duchenne muscular dystrophy is inherited

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