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please do advice on the report of my son

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Posted on Mon, 18 Feb 2019
Question: please do advice on the report of my son
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Answered by Dr. Sumanth Amperayani (13 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Sorry to say that this is DMD

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome to Ask A Doctor service.

I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

I am extremely sorry to say that this proves genetically that your son has got Duchene's muscular dystrophy commonly known as DMD.
I am available to answer further queries if any.

Best regards - Dr Sumanth Amperayani
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Oh, can this be cured by stem cell replacement or how many days it takes to affect my son, now he has started walking independently, next what needs to be done
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Answered by Dr. Sumanth Amperayani (26 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Suggestions on DMD

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Hello...Often there are no good treatments for muscular dystrophy. But some types of muscular dystrophy can be treated with medicines called steroids. (These are not the same as the steroids some athletes take illegally. These steroids reduce inflammation.) Physical therapy and gentle exercise can be useful for some patients. In addition, braces, wheelchairs, and other devices can help with some of the problems caused by muscular dystrophy.

A drug called eteplirsen is available in the United States, but it doesn't work for everyone with muscular dystrophy. It might help to increase the muscle protein that is missing in people with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Also, it can be used only for a small number of people who have a certain type of abnormal gene.

Some types of muscular dystrophy can cause problems with the heart, lungs, and other organs. For this reason, children who have muscular dystrophy often need to be checked for these problems as they get older.

Stem cell based therapy is considered to be one of the most promising methods for treating muscular dystrophies. Stem cells are defined by certain features and, foremost, an ability for long-term self-renewal and the capacity to differentiate into multiple cell lineages. ‘Self-renewal’ refers to the ability to undergo cycles of mitotic division while maintaining the same undifferentiated state as the parent cell.

Best regards - Dr Sumanth Amperayani
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Brief Answer: Sorry to say that this is DMD Detailed Answer: Hello and welcome to Ask A Doctor service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice. I am extremely sorry to say that this proves genetically that your son has got Duchene's muscular dystrophy commonly known as DMD. I am available to answer further queries if any. Best regards - Dr Sumanth Amperayani