Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a rare inherited muscle disorder characterized by progressive muscle weakness and degeneration that leads to difficulties walking and reduces life expectancy. It is a single gene disorder that is caused by genetic changes in the DMD gene. Our latest infographic is all about Duchenne muscular dystrophy, and it includes facts about the DMD gene and information on the disease symptoms and current treatment, as well as summarizing promising research into future treatments.
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Topics covered in this infographic:
- What causes Duchenne muscular dystrophy?
- The DMD gene
- Why does it affect mostly men?
- Genetic testing
- Disease management and treatment
- Research and development