BC: The End
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