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Patient Education

Short Stature (Height) in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: For Teens/Children

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source: Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy


This information sheet is about short stature (height) in people with duchenne muscular dystrophy. You might want to start by reading the endocrine information sheet, which introduces you to some basic topics. When we say “you” in this information sheet, we mean the person with duchenne.

What is “short stature”?

“Short stature” is defined as height below the normal range. Being short does not affect your health. Some boys and men are not bothered by being short. However, it is possible that your short stature may make you feel unhappy or worried.

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