Dr. V. Vishwanathan's Profile

Dr. V. Vishwanathan

Consultant Pediatric Neurologist and Founder President, Muscular Dystrophy Association India
Dr. V. Vishwanathan, DCH, MRCP, Ph. D (Pediatric Neurology) Consultant Pediatric Neurologist and Founder President, Muscular Dystrophy Association India, a project that has crossed cultures and borders in research and facilities for improving the quality of life for children affected by Muscular Dystrophy.

Muscular Dystrophy - An NGO's Crusade to Help the Society

Muscular dystrophy (MD) is a group of almost thirty genetic disorders that causes progressive degeneration of our voluntary (or skeletal) muscles causing their weakness. Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is the most common form of muscular dystrophy that is caused by a recessive sex-linked gene located on the X chromosome and carried only by females. It usually affects boys and gradually as they grow there is weakness of the muscles restricting their movements and eventually affects the muscles involving breathing. It may affect the heart and lung functions too. There is no cure for Muscular Dystrophy but there is ongoing research worldwide to understand the condition better, prevent it and treat the inherited disorder so that the quality of life can be improved for those affected by the different variants of Muscular Dystrophy. It is estimated that every year there are over 1600 children born with this condition in India.

Medindia spoke to Dr. V. Vishwanathan, DCH, MRCP, Ph. D (Pediatric Neurology) Consultant Pediatric Neurologist and Founder President, Muscular Dystrophy Association India, a project that has crossed cultures and borders in research and facilities for improving the quality of life for children affected by Muscular Dystrophy. ...

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