Problem

Duchenne's muscular dystrophy

Other Names:
Duchenne muscular dystrophy
Pseudohypertrophic muscular dystrophy
Duchenne-Aran 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.
Broader Problems:
Muscular dystrophy
Narrower Problems:
Erb-Duchenne birth paralysis
Related Problems:
Becker muscular dystrophy
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Date of last update
06.05.1999 – 00:00 CEST
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