Duchenne muscular dystrophy is a progressive disease presenting in early childhood that needs an accurate and early diagnosis

Once muscle is lost, it cannot be restored.1–3 Therefore, early testing and diagnosis are critical to gain access to the right treatments and services1,4-6

The timeline provides a summary of key motor and non-motor developmental milestones that may be missed in a child presenting with a neuromuscular disorder and children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Recognising red flag signs and symptoms

Children with developmental delays or other signs of Duchenne muscular dystrophy should have a creatine kinase (CK) test
For more information about CK testing, click here

 

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