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Corticosteroids for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

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source: American Academy of Neurology, Child Neurology Society


Neurologists from the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and the Child Neurology Society (CNS) who specialize in diseases of the brain, central nervous system, muscle and nerves, believe you should know about the treatment options for DMD, and their side effects.

There is no cure. But there are a range of complementary and supportive therapies for DMD. The experts from the AAN and the CNS looked carefully at all of the research for corticosteroids, one of the treatments for DMD. The experts wanted to find out how safe and effective this treatment is for children with DMD.

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