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Understanding DMD

Learning more about Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), how it affects different parts of the body, its signs and symptoms, treatment, and treatment considerations will help you get a sense of what to expect with DMD.

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Identifying the signs and symptoms of DMD

In children affected by Duchenne, parents may notice their child's development is lagging compared to his peers. In the first stages of the disease, a child may struggle to walk and keep his balance.1,2

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See which body parts may be affected by DMD

Duchenne affects a patient's muscle tissue. This means that as the disease progresses, many different parts of the body may be affected.

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Treating Duchenne with Corticosteroids

TREATING YOUR CHILD'S DUCHENNE

A Duchenne diagnosis can be scary and overwhelming, but there are treatments available to help delay the progression of the disease.3

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ASSEMBLE YOUR HEALTHCARE TEAM

Duchenne affects many different parts of the body, so a range of specialists from various disciplines may be necessary to carefully monitor and manage the disease progression.

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WHAT TO EXPECT WITH DUCHENNE

Staying hopeful starts with knowledge. Learn more about what kind of life changes to expect following a Duchenne diagnosis.

What to expect with DMD

1. Signs and Symptoms. Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) website. https://www.mda.org/disease/duchenne-muscular-dystrophy/signs-and-symptoms. Accessed April 6, 2018. 2. Progression. Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy website. https://www.parentprojectmd.org/about-duchenne/what-is-duchenne/progression. Accessed May 3, 2018. 3. Birnkrant DJ, Bushby K, Bann CM, et al. Diagnosis and management of Duchenne muscular dystrophy, part 1: diagnosis, and neuromuscular, rehabilitation, endocrine, and gastrointestinal and nutritional management. Lancet Neurol. 2018; 17(3):251-26.