Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD)

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Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) is a paediatric neuromuscular disorder predominantly affecting the male children. Dystrophin is a muscle protein which helps the muscle cells maintain their basic shape, integrity and strength. The absence or the low levels of this protein production leads to muscle breakdown, gradually rendering the person weak. This disease is rapidly progressive and the incidence is approximately 1 in 3500 live male births in the world. The onset of DMD is characterized by muscle loss at the pelvic region, then in the upper arms and finally it takes a toll on the heart and lung muscles, leading to death ultimately.

We Offer Following Services For Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

1. Diagnostics

2. Counseling

3. Multidisciplinary Care

4. Physiotherapy

5. Family support

6. Outreach

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