The Possibility Of Recovery In Children Suffering From Muscular Dystrophy (Duchenne)?
, Is Duchenne’s disease affecting the child curable?
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Basically Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a genetic disease where there is damage to the dystrophin-making gene, which is one of the proteins that make up muscles. This disease is inherited from parents in their children with X-linked recessive inheritance patterns, meaning that this defective gene is carried on the X chromosome. Because of this inheritance pattern, the incidence rate in boys is higher than in girls. Because of this pattern of inheritance, often parents of children with DMD do not have a similar disease, but only carry the gene that causes this DMD (carrier).
Because it is a genetic disease (meaning that all the cells in a child's body carry this defective or damaged gene), it cannot be cured. Although it cannot be cured, current therapies can help reduce the symptoms experienced by children, slow the progression of the disease, and slow the occurrence of damage to vital organs such as the child's lungs and heart. You should discuss further therapy for your child with his child's doctor and take control to the pediatrician regularly.
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