There is no cure for Duschenne muscular dystrophy. Patients' life expectancy is usually 20 to 30 years. Symptons commonly begin between ages three and five, and boy boys are affected much more than girls.
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is a serious case that plagues about 9,000 to 12,000 Americans (mostly boys) and a potential drug called eteplirsen could be the answer many have been waiting for.
Scientists have successfully stopped the progression of Duchenne muscular dystrophy in young mice using a CRISPR gene-editing technique.
A new study found that Viagra and Cialis improved blood flow in boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.