Duchenne muscular dystrophy

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What is Duchenne muscular dystrophy?

Muscular dystrophies are a group of genetic conditions characterized by progressive muscle weakness and wasting (atrophy). The Duchenne type is the most prevalent type of muscular dystrophy primarily affecting the skeletal muscles, which are used for movement, and the muscles of the heart.

Common symptoms reported by people with Duchenne muscular dystrophy

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What people are taking for it

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Treatments taken by people with Duchenne muscular dystrophy

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Compare treatments taken by people with Duchenne muscular dystrophy

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Who has Duchenne muscular dystrophy on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 15
20s 9
30s 12
40s 11
50s 2
60s 0
70+ 1
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 6
20-29 years 1
30-39 years 0
40-49 years 0
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 43
Female 8

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 12
Not Diagnosed 4

These charts show data from Duchenne muscular dystrophy patients who have completed their condition history
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