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New survey shows average of 2.5 years elapse between symptom onset and diagnosis of DMD

posted on September 7, 2009 - 9:00pm
A study that analyzed medical records from four U.S. states has found that the average time between symptom onset and diagnosis of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is 2.5 years, an interval that hasn't changed in two decades. This delay in identification postpones treatment that can slow the progression of the disease and results in lost opportunities for genetic counseling of parents.

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