Toddler's once-quirky gait was diagnosed as Duchenne muscular dystrophy
By: Catie Malooly | 2015.10.06 | 10:19 am
DMD is a genetic disorder that causes progressive muscle degeneration. It is most common in very young boys and first affects the muscles of the hips, pelvic area, thighs, and shoulders. It eventually impacts additional muscles, and by the early teen years, the heart and respiratory muscles become affected.