In this informative video made by Superelectric and Jelle de Jonge for World Duchenne Awareness Day, Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is explored using simple computer-generated graphics to illustrate who the disease affects, its symptoms and the progression of the disease from infancy into adulthood.
The video explains that Duchenne muscular dystrophy is an extremely rare genetic disorder that affects approximately 1 in 3,500 boys and is due to a lack of the protein dystrophin which supports muscle fiber strength. Without this protein, patients with DMD will experience progressive deterioration of their muscle tissue and lose the ability to walk, hold things and eventually breathe and swallow.
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