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The following information applies to neuromuscular conditions generally.
- Sleep and breathing problems in neuromuscular
Information on specific disorders is covered in the sections below
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is one of the most common muscle diseases, affecting around 1 in 5000 boys. Best-practice standards of care for DMD include treatment of muscle weakness with corticosteroids.
Information for families
The following information sheets have been created for families. Click on the links below to view a downloadable pdf
Information for health professionals
Information sheets have also been created for health professionals. Click on the links below to view a downloadable pdf
Last reviewed: June 2018
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