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Muscular dystrophies are a group of genetic disorders that result in muscle weakness over time. Each type of muscular dystrophy is different from the others. It is important to get help as early as possible. Muscular dystrophy has no cure, but acting early may help an individual with muscular dystrophy get the services and treatments he or she needs to lead a full life.

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Duchenne Care Considerations

The updated care considerations offer the latest clinical considerations to improve care and quality of life for people living with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

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There are many different types of muscular dystrophy. Learn how each type is different from the others.

Web-based tool to help primary care clinicians, therapists, and other specialists in the early diagnosis of child muscle weakness


New diagnostic tools for primary care providers, therapists, and specialists.