A disease that is passed down

Progression: The initial stages of DMD in a child.

Children with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) are born with the disease but the muscle weakness will not manifest until much later.

All levels of society can be affected. DMD is one of more than 20 types of muscular dystrophy, all of which are the result of faults in their genes that causes progressive muscle weakness.

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