Respiratory Function in DMD
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) is the most common and devastating type of muscular dystrophy and is characterized by a complete loss of functional dystrophin, leading to progressive muscle weakness and wasting. DMD is a rare disease that affects mostly males born worldwide (3,4).
In boys and men with DMD, weakness of respiratory muscles leads to a progressive decline in their ability to move air into/out of their lungs, leading to sleep disturbances and respiratory infections, especially when patients have lost their ability to walk…
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