Signs & Symptoms

You have recognised the early signs and symptoms and suspect Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Do you know what to do next?

An increase in creatine kinase is associated with muscle damage in patients, making it an important diagnostic indicator for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.1 Find out more about when might be the right time to order a creatine kinase test.

  1. van Ruiten HJ, et al. Arch Dis Child. 2014,99:1074–1077.
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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].
 

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