Evidence-Based Consensus and Systematic Review on Reducing the Time to Diagnosis of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Aartsma-Rus A, Hegde M, Ben-Omran T, et al. Evidence-Based Consensus and Systematic Review on Reducing the Time to Diagnosis of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. The Journal of pediatrics 2019;204:305-313.e14

Early diagnosis of DMD is important for among others start of treatment; however, there is still a long delay between first symptoms and actual diagnosis. This has not become shorter over the last 30 years. In this review causes and recommendations/ important aspects to improve awareness and shorten the diagnostic delay are discussed.

 

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