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Jan Paul Meregillano-Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

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FC: By: Jan Paul Meregillano | Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

1: Causes : - Disorder of muscle -Mutation of X chromosome - Inherited

2: Discovered by French neurologist Duchenne. The first case DMD was in the 1860s.

4: Mostly occur in males, effects 1/3500 males | Occurs in young boys

5: Everyone can be effected

7: Symptoms- Fatigue Muscle weakness Difficulty with motor skills Frequent falls Rapidly worsening weakness Effects- Use of wheelchair in early age

8: There is no cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

9: Therapies - focus on treating the associated symptoms. Medication - predisone may help improve muscle and delay spread of DMD

10: Prognosis- -Confinement to wheelchair by age of 12 - Usually death by late teens or twenties

11: - One person might have weakened shoulder muscles and not be able to raise a hand in class | - Someone might be unable to smile because of weak facial muscles | - Person might have weak muscles in the pelvis or legs, making it hard to walk from class to class. | It changes your life....

12: -Many people promote further funding, research, and support effected individuals

13: Organizations: -Muscular Dystrophy Association -MD Family Foundation -MD Campaign

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