Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

By: Emily Weber & Lorvin Ilagan

General Information

  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy- a disorder related to the nerves and muscles. (Muscle Weakness).
  • Sex linked
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Symptoms/Characteristics

Symptoms include being fatigue, learning difficulty, intellectual disability.

The disorder starts in the pelvis and legs. Running/walking problems also show the beginning stage of DMD. Starts at the age of 6 and is more common in males.

Treatments/Affects

  • No known cure.

Treatments include:

  • albuterol
  • amino acids
  • steroid drugs
  • support groves
  • physical movement
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