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April-June 2015 | Vol. 8 | Issue 2 | Page No 4-7
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Udhaya H Kotecha
Center of Medical Genetics, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Old Rajinder Nagar, New Delhi - 110 060
Address for Correspondence Email: druhkotecha@gmail.com
With an incidence of 1 in 3500 affected males, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) is the most common muscular dystrophy and is inherited in an X-linked recessive pattern. Though this disorder has been known for two centuries, delays in its diagnosis and non-uniform practice of care exist even to date. Decades of research has led to better understanding of the pathophysiology of DMD which in turn has resulted in newer therapeutic advances. While these treatment strategies are yet to reach the clinic, they surely have placed an added responsibility on the treating physician to ensure early
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