Frequently Asked Questions
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.