Current management of Duchenne muscular dystrophy in the Middle East: expert report

Written by Mohammed Al Jumah, Mohammad Al Muhaizea, Ahmed Al Rumayyan et al.

Lay abstract A multidisciplinary group of specialty experts in Duchenne muscular dystrophy treatment from the Middle East and north Africa (MENA) recently met to discuss the optimal management of this disease in the MENA region. This White Paper, published in Neurodegenerative Disease Management, presents the findings from this meeting, providing recommendations on diagnosis, treatment approaches, diseases awareness and patient education aimed to improve the standards of care for individuals with DMD. Abstract Aim: Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a severe and rare X-linked neuromuscular childhood disorder that results in functional decline, loss of ambulation and early death due to cardiac...

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