Muscular Dystrophy / Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy - FAQs

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Written by Dr. Varshini Jayaraman,  Ph.D. | Medically Reviewed by Dr. Ramya Ananthakrishnan, MD on Apr 30, 2016
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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Which doctor should be consulted if there is a patient of Muscular dystrophy?

A child specialist should first be consulted, however for long term management many a team of doctors including physiotherapist, chest specialist, orthopedicians are required.

2. What is the prognosis of DMD?

DMD is a rogressive disorder and the patient usually dies before age 25.

3. Can DMD be prevented?

DMD is a genetic disorder. There are no tests to detect DMD in a child before birth. However, genetic counseling helps in the identification of at risk families.

4. When does a doctor suspect Duchenne Dystrophy (DMD)?

DMD is suspected when boys present with walking difficulties usually around the age of 2 or 3 years.

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