Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

What is it?
Inherited genetic condition, which progressively worsens over time
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Muscles weaken which leads to?
Disability
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Duchenne is the?
Most common and the most severe
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What is it inherited on?
The female faulty gene and is passed only to male offspring
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It is a genetic mutation on what?
The X chromosome preventing the body from producing the muscle protein dystrophin
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It is caused by changes in the?
Genes responsible for the structure and functioning of a person's muscles
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What does this cause changes to?
Muscle fibres that interfere with their ability to function
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How many boys in the UK have this?
1 in 3500
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When is it usually diagnosed?
Around 5 years
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What are the symptoms?
Impacts on gross motor movements, health problems with heart and lungs
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What is the treatment?
Steroids help to strengthen the muscles
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