AQA Unit 15 A2 Health and Social care, DMD

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  • DMD
    • Description
      • Only in boys, Genetic disorder, inherited, caused by a recesive gene.
    • Symptoms
      • Appears before the age of three, muscles are bulker than usual, waddle when walking, slower development.
    • Diagnosis
      • AMNIOCENTESIS, BLOOD TESTS
    • Aids and adaptations
      • Equipment to help movement, chairs that rise,
    • Barriers
      • Education, Employment, physical access, attitudes and prejudices
    • Practitioners
      • GP, Occupational therapy, social worker, phsiotherapist.
    • Provision
      • Respite care, education specalists.

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