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Mental health and DBMD
Mental health concerns among males with Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy.
(Published: June 4, 2015)

DBMD prevalence by race/ethnicity
Proportion of Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy in the United States among certain races and ethnicities.
(Published: February 17, 2015)

New Tool for Parents Helps Address Concerns
A tool to help parents concerned about their child’s physical development.
(Published: February 23, 2016)

Muscular Dystrophy: Kevin’s Story
Read about Kevin, a man with muscular dystrophy who doesn’t let the condition define him.
(Published: February 11, 2013)


The following CDC scientific articles are listed in order of date published from present to 2008.


Corticosteroid Treatments in Males with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: Treatment Duration and Time to Loss of Ambulation
Journal of Child Neurology 2014 Nov 20 [Epub ahead of print]
Kim S, et al.

Complimentary and Alternative Medicine for Duchenne and Becker Muscular Dystrophies: Characteristics of Users and Caregivers
Pediatric Neurology 2014 Jul;51(1):71-7.
Zhu Y, et al.

Sibling concordance for clinical features of Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophies
Muscle & Nerve; 2013 Sept. 13 (Epub ahead of print)
Pettygrove S, Lu Z, Andrews JG, et al.

Reproductive Patterns Among Mothers of Males Diagnosed with Duchenne or Becker Muscular Dystrophy
American Journal of Medical Genetics; Part A. 2013 Jan;161A(1):70-5.
Nabukera SK, et al.

Clinic-Based Infant Screening for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: A Feasibility Study
PLoS Currents Muscular Dystrophy; May 2, 2012
Cyrus A, et al.

Evidence Based Path to Newborn Screening for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Annals of Neurology; 2012 Mar;71(3):304-13.
Mendell JR, et al.

Diagnosis and management of Duchenne muscular dystrophy, part 2: implementation of multidisciplinary care
Lancet Neurology; 2010 Feb;9(2):177-89
Bushby K, et al.

Diagnosis and management of Duchenne muscular dystrophy, part 1: diagnosis, and pharmacological and psychosocial management
Lancet Neurology; 2010 Jan;9(1):77-93
Bushby K, et al.

Prevalence of Duchenne/Becker muscular dystrophy among males aged 5-24 years - four states, 2007
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report; 2009 Oct 16;58(40):1119-22

Related Articles

The following articles are authored by CDC grantees and listed in order of date published, from present to 2009.

Prevalence of Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy by race and ethnicity
Pediatrics; 2015 March; 135(3):2014-44. [Epub 2015 Feb 16.]
Romitti P, et al.

Risk Factors for First Fractures Among Males with Duchenne or Becker Muscular Dystrophy
Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics 2014 Nov 6 [Epub ahead of print]
James KA, et al.

Motor delays: Early identification and evaluation
Pediatrics June, 2013
Noritz GH, et al.; Neuromotor Screening Expert Panel

Patterns of growth in ambulatory males with Duchenne muscular dystrophy
Journal of Pediatrics 2013 Dec;163(6):1759-1763
West NA, et al.

Oral Corticosteroids and Onset of Cardiomyopathy in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Journal of Pediatrics; 2013 Oct;163(4):1080-4
BJ Barber, JG Andrews, Z Lu, et al.

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