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Guides & Guidelines

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: Treatment with Corticosteroids

key information

source: American Academy of Neurology

year: 2016


This information sheet is provided to help you understand the evidence for treating Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) with corticosteroids. This sheet is a service of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN).

Experts from the AAN carefully reviewed the available scientific studies on treating DMD with corticosteroids. The following information is based on evidence from those studies. The information summarizes the main findings of the 2016 AAN guideline on treating DMD with corticosteroids. The 2016 guideline is an update to the 2005 AAN guideline on this topic.

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