World Duchenne Awareness Day
World Duchenne Awareness Day is held on September 7. This event in the first decade of the month September is annual. Help us
Symptoms of the disease usually appear in male children under 5 years of age. The average life expectancy of these patients varies from adolescence to 20-30 years.
1 in 3,500. boys born with Duchenne (Duchenne muscular dystrophy). 300,000 sufferers known in. the developed world.
There is currently no cure for the disease, and patients with DMD have an average life expectancy of just 26 years old. A mutation in the dystrophin gene, which is important for maintaining muscle fibers, causes DMD. Muscle fibers in people with DMD are highly susceptible to injury and are also unable to regenerate.
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