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Introduction: DMD

Description of DMD

DMD (medical condition): A genetic recessive disease that affects muscles causing progressive and degenerative muscle weakness. It is caused by a ...more

DMD: See also:

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy:
  »Introduction: Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
  »Symptoms of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
  »Treatments for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

DMD: An X-linked recessive muscle disease caused by an inability to synthesize DYSTROPHIN, which is involved with maintaining the integrity of the sarcolemma. Muscle fibers undergo a process that features degeneration and regeneration. Clinical manifestations include proximal weakness in the first few years of life, pseudohypertrophy, cardiomyopathy (see MYOCARDIAL DISEASES), and an increased incidence of impaired mentation. Becker muscular dystrophy is a closely related condition featuring a later onset of disease (usually adolescence) and a slowly progressive course. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1415)
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DMD: Rare Disease

Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

DMD is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that DMD, or a subtype of DMD, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
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DMD as a Disease

DMD: Another name for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (or close medical condition association).
  »Introduction: Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
  »Symptoms of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
  »Treatments for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

DMD: Related Diseases

DMD: DMD is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:

Symptoms of DMD (Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy)

Some of the symptoms of DMD incude:

Treatments for DMD (Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy)

Treatments for DMD (Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy) include:

Treatment of DMD: For more treatment information about DMD, see treatment of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD)

DMD: Article Excerpts about Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is one of a group of muscular dystrophies characterized by the...(Source: Genes and Disease by the National Center for Biotechnology)

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