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Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Disease definition

Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a neuromuscular disease characterized by rapidly progressive muscle weakness and wasting due to degeneration of skeletal, smooth and cardiac muscle.

ORPHA:98896

  • Synonym(s):
    • DMD
    • Severe dystrophinopathy, Duchenne type
  • Prevalence: 1-9 / 100 000
  • Inheritance: X-linked recessive 
  • Age of onset: Childhood
  • ICD-10: G71.0
  • OMIM: 310200
  • UMLS: C0013264
  • MeSH: D020388
  • GARD: 6291
  • MedDRA: 10013801

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