Myotonic Dystrophy Duchenne's
Characteristics of Duchenne's muscular dystrophy:
- Symptoms start after a child learns to walk.
- Progressive muscle weakness:
- Children usually require a wheelchair by age 12.
- Weakness is most common in the legs and pelvis.
- Muscle weakness also occurs in the arms, neck, and other areas.
- Muscle enlargement occurs in the legs.
- Scoliosis is prominent.
- Disability progresses through childhood.
- People with Duchenne's muscular dystrophy usually die between 12 and 20 years of age.
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