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Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Liz Blamire

13th January 2023

This week, the BBC reported that the mother of an 11 year old boy with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) would be questioning leading experts in the disease about care and treatment for DMD. The charity Duchenne UK reports that care for individuals living with DMD still varies massively across the UK, with not all healthcare professionals being well informed about the disease and its treatment.

What is DMD?

DMD is a rare genetic disorder that mostly affects boys and has a significant impact on the activities of daily living and lifespan.

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What is it like to have DMD?

Although everyone's experience of DMD is as unique as they are, there are commonalities. You can watch the stories of individuals and their families below.

What treatment is available?

The type of treatment used, depends on the particular gene mutation each individual has. This video summarises current and possible future treatments for DMD.

Liz Blamire

Liz is the current tutor2u subject lead for Health and Social Care. She is a former NHS midwife, who has worked in community, birth centre and acute hospital settings. Liz is an SSAT Accredited Lead Practitioner, who has taught Health and Social Care in FE and secondary schools, where she was a successful HOD. Liz is an experienced senior examiner and author.

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