Additionally, once a mutation is identified, female relatives can find out their carrier status. This is important for two main reasons:2
Female carriers can pass on Duchenne muscular dystrophy to their children
Female carriers need medical assessment and follow-up
Genetic testing is the only way to determine the specific mutation causing Duchenne muscular dystrophy and could help patients get on the right treatment pathway1,2
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