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What is Duchennes Muscular Dystrophy

What is Duchennes Muscular Dystrophy

Duchennes Muscular Dystrophy is an inherited disorder which causes muscle weakness which gets progressively worse.

It is caused by a defective gene which creates the protein dystrophin which is vital part of the protein complex that connects parts of the muscle cell together, without this it can cause cell death of skeletal muscle and cause weakness and fatigue.

It most commonly affects boys, and occurs in around 1 out of 3,600 children.

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