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Can Duchenne muscular dystrophy be prevented?

Because Duchenne muscular dystrophy is a genetic disorder, it cannot be prevented. If you have a family history of Duchenne muscular dystrophy, genetic screening may be helpful for an early diagnosis and early treatment. These genetic tests can be performed on adults, children, and even fetuses in the womb. Once Duchenne muscular dystrophy is diagnosed, treatment may help reduce symptoms and slow the progression of the disease.

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