Duchenne muscular dystrophy carriers carry on, despite uncertainty
When Rena Szymanski turned 40, she expected to slow down a bit. She never had been athletic, and it sometimes seemed to her that climbing stairs was harder for her than it was for other people, but she thought her strength was “normal” in general.
Soon after her birthday, though, she noticed increasing weakness. “I didn’t know what was wrong with me,” says Szymanski, who until recently was...
Items im this article refer to research in: Duchenne muscular dystrophy, myotonic muscular dystrophy, facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy and spinal muscular atrophy.
This article includes items about research in: Duchenne MD, limb-girdle MD, inclusion-body myositis, polymyositis, dermatomyositis, FSH dystrophy, myotonic muscular dystrophy and researcher George Karpati.