We are proud to be the first to spread awareness on the 7th of September 2018 in the Gulf region to join the UAE to the ranks of countries that celebrated this day to raise awareness of Duchenne muscular dystrophy
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a genetic disorder characterized by progressive muscle degeneration and weakness. It is one of nine types of muscular dystrophy.
DMD is caused by an absence of dystrophin, a protein that helps keep muscle cells intact. Symptom onset is in early childhood, usually between ages 3 and 5. The disease primarily affects boys, but in rare cases it can affect girls.