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Neuromuscular disorders

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Neuromuscular conditions

The following information applies to neuromuscular conditions generally. 

  1. Sleep and breathing problems in neuromuscular conditions
    See https://www.kidshealth.org.nz/sleep-and-breathing-problems-neuromuscular-conditions

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

  1. Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and Creatine Monohydrate
  2. DMD Steroid Management Plan

Information for health professionals

Information sheets have also been created for health professionals. Click on the links below to view a downloadable pdf

  1. Creatine Monohydrate in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
  2. Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and steroid use

Last reviewed: June 2018

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