Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: Symptoms, Management and Prognosis

by Samuel Alexandre Almeida Honorio

A child with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) faces a childhood and adolescence with a disability that develops gradually. This book intends to expose the problems of children with DMD. The authors discuss situations related to the disease in an attempt to provide some quality and improvement of life for those affected since DMD is a degenerative disease which affects muscle. This book offers a historical study of muscular dystrophy. It also shows some profiles of excellent clinicians and scientists that have contributed to this book with a description of muscular dystrophy from the clinical picture, to the latest techniques in genetics. Also included in the chapters are resolutions of several approaches to DMD, like scales, in order to anticipate how to manage the disease. This book relates some techniques of moderate exercise, like Yoga and water exercises, that are compliable with some advantages in mobility. The book concludes with some current trends and what can be done in the future. This book can be a good read to everyone that is interested in DMD, and also for the ones who know or provide care for those with this terrible disease.

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