[PDF] Diagnosis and management of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Source:
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Care Considerations Working Group
Publisher:
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Care Considerations Working Group
Publication date:
30 November 2009

Abstract

Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a severe, progressive disease affecting 1 in 3600–6000 live male births. These guidelines present a multidisciplinary approach to the disease. They focus on anticipatory and preventive measures as well as active interventions used in the management of diagnostics, gastroenterology and nutrition, rehabilitation, and neuromuscular, psychosocial, cardiovascular, respiratory, orthopaedic and surgical aspects of Duchenne muscular dystrophy.