Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a genetic disease. The main sign of DMD is muscle weakness that worsens over time. Before age five, the muscles in the legs, arms, and trunk begin to weaken. Later in the disease, the heart and respiratory muscles weaken.
Last reviewedMay 2014by Teresa Briedwell, DPT, OCS
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