Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

By Thomas Karman

What is Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy?

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: is a condition that weekends the person muscles and causes brain damage.This condition affects the arms and leg muscles and the brain

What Are The Symptoms?

Most of these conditions happen as kids grow up, some symptoms are muscle weakness, learning difficulties (The IQ can be below 75), intellectual disabilities (does not get worse over time), and breathing difficulties and heart disease that usually starts at the age of 20.

Cause of the condition.

This condition is only caused by the women of the family. This disease is made if one person enters the family who has the disease and can be carried down into the future family members. Only women are the carriers of the disease, and only most boys get the disease when the carrier has children. It is fifty fifty that the boys get it.

How Is The Disorder Inherited?

This disorder is sex-linked. This condition is caused as a recessive. Males have only one copy of a X chromosome from their mothers, and one copy of the Y chromosome from their father.

How Is The Disorder Treated?

This disorder is sex-linked. The female of the diesaes is the recessive, and the male is the dominant. Males have only one copy of a X chromosome from their mothers, and one copy of the Y chromosome from their father.

How Is The Disorder Diagnosed?

Most children are diagnosed when they're about 3-5 years old. Most of the tests that are done are things like blood tests, genetic testing, and muscle biopsy.

How Many And What Type Of People Are Likely To Have The Disorder?

About one out of every 3,500 boys are born with duchenne muscular dystrophy. This condition mostly happens to boys. This condition can effect girls, but it's rare.