Understand DMD

What is Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD)?

What is Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD)?

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) is caused by a genetic defect in the largest identified gene which codes for dystrophin. The problem in DMD is a lack of dystrophin, without which the muscle cells cannot survive. It is the most common type of Muscular Dystrop…

Carriers of Duchenne/Becker Muscular Dystrophy

Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy (MD) are caused by an abnormality (mutation) of the dystrophin gene, which is on the X chromosome. The dystrophin gene is responsible for telling the body how to make the protein dystrophin, which is essential for normal …

Manifesting Carriers of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Although it is a commonly held belief that carriers merely pass on the disease and are unaffected, female carriers can have similar muscular weakness as affected males and for this reason are termed Manifesting Carriers. This condition can occur with no known …

A true story about our son Ben

This is a true story about our son Ben - please watch this moving documentary and pass on to as many people as possible. Our nephew Greg Culhane made this for a project at University and our aim is to get 100,000 views...