Ohio Boy to Start Exondys 51 Treatment for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
According to a report from Fox 8 Cleveland, a young boy from Ravenna, Ohio is to become the first muscular dystrophy patient in the state to receive the newly FDA-approved drug Exondys 51.
Seven-year-old Wyatt Hubbard will be one of the first children in the U.S. to be given the new breakthrough drug. It’s believed the drug will slow down the progression of the disease and maybe even help Wyatt gain back some lost muscle function. He is due to start the weekly treatment at Akron Children’s Hospital in Ohio.
Exondys 51 was approved by the FDA in September 2016 for the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) patients who have a rare mutation of dystrophin gene. It’s estimated that approximately 13 percent of DMD pateints have this mutation and will benefit from weekly injections of the drug. Find out more about Exondys 51 here.
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