Duchenne muscular dystrophy

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Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Synonyms: DMD | Severe dystrophinopathy, Duchenne type

A rare genetic muscular dystrophy characterized by rapidly progressive muscle weakness and wasting due to degeneration of skeletal smooth and cardiac muscle.

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Advocacy Organizations

All India Institute of Medical Sciences ( AIIMS), New Delhi, India

Trinity of Care:Academic and Clinical

Association Aux Pas du Coeur

Our organization wants to raise awareness and recognize rare diseases in Côte d'Ivoire. Our mission is to: Raising awareness and campaigning to help with the diagnosis and free therapeutic care of patients. Request and/or contribute to actions relating to the training of the medical profession so that doctors are able to make a final diagnosis and ensure the continuous follow-up of patients. Create a patient registry to establish very precise statistics of rare diseases in Côte d'Ivoire. Create a close-knit patient community. Break the isolation and despair of sick people and their families. Open up to the world and actively contribute to international research aimed at treatments.

Girls Chronically Rock

Girls Chronically Rock is a fashion brand for the disability community. The word "chronic" in its name is a reference to people living with chronic illnesses. The fashion line is a collection of apparel items for people living with disability with clothing specially designed for men and women. The company's mission is to create, motivate, encourage, inspire, and let people know that you rock and

Hunter’s Hope Heroes for Duchenne and DEGS1 Leukodystrophy

Hunter’s Hope exists to reduce the stressors for local families affected by Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and DEGS 1 Leukodystrophy by eliminating barriers to accessible resources, funding research to find effective treatments and improving community understanding of these rare diseases.

Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy, India

Solution for sustaining the wellbeing of DMD kids

Clinical Trials

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