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    “Dystrophy,” originally coming from the Greek “dys,” which means “difficult” or “faulty, and “trophe,” meaning “nourishment” holds the interpretation “poor nutrition.” Today we know poor nutrition is not the cause of Muscular Dystrophy (“Myotonic Dystrophy”). Muscular Dystrophy is a genetic disorder that affects between 500-600 newborns each year in the US (Statistics on Muscular Dystrophy). In general, this disorder weakens your skeletal muscles, and eventually they degenerate. Muscular Dystrophy

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    Muscular Dystrophy also known as MD, is known in many forms. Between those many forms, the symptoms and signs change. All together there are a total of nine different types of muscular dystrophies. These can either be born with or you can have the gene for it or not show up till later in life. Muscular Dystrophy has many different types of forms and how they can either be “cured” or slowed down and how doctors can and cannot tell which muscular dystrophy is which by just the signs and symptoms

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    Muscular Dystrophy It is only recently that medicine, biology and even health care have become not only a primary concern of society but also one of the central focuses of mainstream media. Indeed it is rare that a day goes by without an article on these topics on the cover of newspapers such as The New York Times. Whereas this type of information used to be reserved for people in the field, daily program's such as CNN's Your Health have brought the science and the debates around it to the center

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    What is Muscular Dystrophy? Essay

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    According to the MediLexicon Medical Dictionary, muscular dystrophy is defined as a general term for a number of hereditary, progressive degenerative disorders affecting skeletal muscles, and often other organ systems (Staff). Basically what that means is that muscular dystrophy is a genetic disorder that is passed down that affects the skeletal muscles and other organs by slowly breaking them down. Since it is genetic, it is not contagious and you cannot catch it from someone who has it. MD weakens

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    Description Duchenne muscular Dystrophy (DMD) is the most common out of nine types of muscular dystrophy. This genetic disorder causes progressive muscular weakness, and deterioration due to the lack of a protein called Dystrophin. This protein keeps the muscles in tack, so when it's missing, the muscles slowly break down. (MDA, 2015) Epidemiology Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is the most common muscular dystrophy disorder. In the United States DMD affects 1 in 3,500 males. 2/3 of those cases are

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    Muscular dystrophy Background Info Muscular dystrophy (MD) is a genetic disorder caused by incorrect or missing genetic information that leads to the gradual weakening of the muscle cells. Various causes lead to weak and deteriorating muscles depending on the type of muscular dystrophy the patient was affected by. However, there are many causes for muscular dystrophy due to the fact that there are thirty forms of muscular dystrophy, which are categorized under several categories. All are ultimately

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    Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is one of the most severe yet common cases of Muscular Dystrophy that occurs mainly in boys of younger age. Guillaume Benjamin Amand Duchenne, who was a French neurologist, was the first to discover this disorder in the 1860s (Emery, 2008, pp. 25). This disease is an X-linked disorder which affects the skeletal system, and causes rapid muscular weakness and heart muscle problems. It’s stated that 1 out of every 3,600 males will be diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

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    In the case of detrimental diseases such as cancer or HIV, the lack of a cure has not impeded the progress of treatment and prolonging of life. However, there does exist a disease which until recently had no significant treatment: Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). Modern gene therapy has provided a chance to cure this illness. DMD is a sex linked disease affecting 1 in 3500 male births. It is caused by a mutation in the dystrophin gene, which is needed for proper skeletal muscle function. The Dystrophin

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    “If it came to a magic genie, I would ask him for two extra wishes. One would be that no one would have to live with the muscular dystrophy disease or any disease,” –Mattie Stepanek. Mattie was just one of the many unfortunate children diagnosed with a muscular dystrophy. The most severe of them all is Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy also known as DMD. Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is caused by a defect or a mutation in the DMD gene located in the X chromosome. This gene provides instruction for a protein

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    Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

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    Collaborative Learning Community: MD IEP Grand Canyon University Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy The Individual Educational Plan (IEP) is the driving document that promotes academic success. It is important when designing the Individual Educational Plan that the annual goals are determined based on the team analyzing the disability

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