There is important information about muscular disorders and contemplated therapies in the Hungarian language section of this website. Interested families can learn about diagnostics and rehabilitations options in Hungary and download videos with relevant physiotherapies. Families with a child suffering of DMD may find the information in that section useful about accessible transport facilities, medical devices and laws affecting their life. We aim to educate the families concerned and wish to make their day-to-day life easier.
Duchenne muscular dystrophy is a genetic disorder characterized by the progressive loss of muscle. It is a multi-systemic condition, affecting many parts of the body, which results in deterioration of the skeletal, heart, and lung muscles.
Duchenne is caused by a change in the dystrophin gene. Without dystrophin, muscles are not able to function or repair themselves properly. Becker muscular dystrophy, which is less severe than Duchenne, occurs when dystrophin is manufactured, but not in the normal form or amount.
Because the dystrophin gene is found on the X-chromosome, it primarily affects males, while females are typically carriers. However, some females can manifest varying ranges of physical symptoms of Duchenne and are therefore called “manifesting carriers. More info …