Dunchenne muscular dystrophy

Defanition

Duchenne muscular dystrophy is An inherited disorder of progressive muscular weakness, typically in boys.

Symptoms

frequent falls, trouble getting up or running, waddling gait, big calves, and learning disabilities.


Fewer than 200,000 US cases per year. it happens mostly in boys.

No cures but there are treatments.

Fun Facts

-The first areas to infected Upper arms, Upper legs

-It begins to infect around 5 years old

-It can also infect the Brain, Throat, Heart, Diaphragm/Chest Muscles, Stomach, Intestines, Spine