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What are symptoms of duchenne muscular dystrophy?

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  • Muscle weakness that begins in the hips, pelvis, and legs
  • Difficulty standing
  • Trouble learning to sit independently and walk
  • Unsteady, waddling gait
  • Walking on the toes or balls of the feet
  • Clumsiness, falling often
  • Trouble climbing stairs
  • Difficulty rising from a lying or sitting position
  • Larger-than-normal calves that are sometimes painful
  • Trouble breathing
  • Learning disabilities or behavioral problems
  • Curvature of the spine (scoliosis). This can cause one hip to rise higher than the other.
  • Breathing problems that may eventually require the use of a ventilator

SOURCES:

Nemours Foundation: "Muscular Dystrophy."

NHS: "Muscular Dystrophy -- Symptoms."

Shriners Hospitals for Children: "Muscular Dystrophy."

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Muscular Dystrophy."

Muscular Dystrophy Association: "Diseases in the MDA Program."

Mayo Clinic: "Muscular Dystrophy." 

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on May 31, 2019

SOURCES:

Nemours Foundation: "Muscular Dystrophy."

NHS: "Muscular Dystrophy -- Symptoms."

Shriners Hospitals for Children: "Muscular Dystrophy."

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Muscular Dystrophy."

Muscular Dystrophy Association: "Diseases in the MDA Program."

Mayo Clinic: "Muscular Dystrophy." 

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on May 31, 2019

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