Duchenne's muscular dystrophy
Other Names: Duchenne muscular dystrophy
Pseudohypertrophic muscular dystrophy
Nature: Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) has its onset in early childhood, at about 2 to 6 years. The symptoms are generalized weakness and muscle wasting affecting the limb and trunk muscles first. Calves often enlarged. The disease progresses slowly but will affect all voluntary muscles. Survival is rare beyond late twenties.
Problem Type: G: Very specific problems
Date of last update 06.05.1999 – 00:00 CEST