DMD syndrome

by Caleb silver

Name of this disorder

Duchenne muscular dystrophy

What are some other names for my Disorder

DMD Duchenne syndrome

What causes the disorder?

The mom or dad might with have the disorder cell and then the babies might have it.

Which gene or chromosome is affected by the disorder? (x, y, chromosome 21)

The things that are affected are the X-linked recessive X chromosome.

Are there prenatal tests for this disorder? If yes, what are they?

when the mom is pregnant with the baby the can have genetic testing or a muscle biopsy to make sure the baby does not have it.

What are the symptoms?

  • Frequent falls,
  • trouble getting up or running,
  • waddling gait,
  • big calves
  • learning disabilities.

What population is affected? Can anyone be a candidate for the disorder?

Fewer than 200,000 US cases per year and it can happen to every race of people

How is it inherited? (sex-linked, dominant, recessive)

Males only have one X Chromosome and they inherited from their mom.If it has a DMD in it they will have it.

What kind of medical assistance will the affected child need? Will further

  1. Assistance will be needed as the child grows older, can`t be cured there.

Are there any treatments or cures?

  • Albuterol--a drug used for people with asthma
  • Amino acids
  • Carnitine
  • Coenzyme Q10
  • Creatine
  • Fish oil
  • Green tea extracts
  • Vitamin E

Could this disorder have been prevented? If so, how?

No it's a genetic disorder that you can only inherit from you relatives.

Can this individual have children in the future? Will those children be affected?

No they can still have as many babies as they won't .it's a accident it can happen to anyone

What is the current status of research of this disorder? Is there a cure coming soon?

No there are no status of research it is not curable.Because you inherit it from mom or dad.