Children demonstrating red flag signs and symptoms such as significant development delay could have Duchenne muscular dystrophy
Genetic counselling offers many benefits for families living with Duchenne muscular dystrophy
GPs are a first point of contact for concerned parents and they can be a driving force behind a successful diagnostic journey
Early signs and symptoms of Duchenne muscular dystrophy may appear before a child’s second birthday
Duchenne muscular dystrophy is a rare genetic disorder that causes progressive muscular damage and degeneration
Duchenne muscular dystrophy is one of the most common and severe forms of muscular dystrophy
Duchenne muscular dystrophy is a progressive disease that presents in early childhood and requires an accurate and early diagnosis to avoid life-threatening complications
Genetic testing can confirm Duchenne muscular dystrophy
It is estimated that about 20,000 children are diagnosed with Duchenne globally each year.
The most common forms in children, Duchenne and Becker, affect approximately 1 in every 5,600 to 7,700 males ages 5 to 24
Duchenne muscular dystrophy is the most common fatal genetic disorder in children affecting ~1 out of every 3,600–6,000 live male births
(excluding UK and Ireland)
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