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Have high CPK, LDH and rashes. Diagnosed with duchene muscular dystrophy. Now what?

CHILD HAVING VERY HIGH CPK,(0000 ),LDH 981,HE HAD RASHES AT DIFFERENT PLACES ON SIKN SOME TIME BACK, ELBOW JOINTS HAVE PIMPLES TYPE PRICKLE ,ONE OF THEM GOT SORE RECENTLY AND GOT TREATED AS A REGULAR WOUND, CHILD IS 8 YEARS OLD , VERY ACTIVE WITH EXCELLENT MOTOR SKILLS, YOUNGER BROTHER HAS GOT STIFF MUSCLES ,HE IS JUST 5 YEARS OLD,SINCE THE YOUNGER BROTHER WAS HAVING TIGHTENED CALF MUSCLES ,AND GOWERS SIGN DOCTORS SUGGESTED GENETIC TEST AND HE WAS DIAGONISED WITH DUCHENE MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY ,WE DID NT HAVE ANY DOUBT ABOUT OLDER ONE TILL YESTERDAY ,UNTILL WE DID A ROUTINE CPK AND LDH TEST.
Asked On : Sat, 8 Sep 2012
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Dear friend, welcome to HCM!

It is really a bolt out of the blue.
Duchenne muscular dystrophy is a genetic disorder affecting major muscle groups. As age advances, the proximal muscles will get thicker and weaker, causing difficulties in day to day movements.

Unfortunately there is no proven cure for it.
Treatment is mainly symptomatic and supportive.
You will need to see a good neurologist and child therapist to cope up with the problems. Also help from genetic counselor is helpful.

Gene and stem cell therapy is being seen as a promise for treatment.
You could also join some well organised Duchenne support groups/ blogs convenient to you.


Take care and please keep me informed of your progress.
Good Luck!
I hope to have answered your query satisfactorily.
Thank you!
Answered: Mon, 10 Sep 2012
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