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Signs of Duchenne
Listed below are the common signs of Duchenne. If a boy has a combination of these traits, he should be tested for Duchenne:
Talking to your child's doctor
Parents are usually the first to recognize that their child’s walking/crawling/running "isn’t quite right" or is "not quite the same as their first child/friend’s child." Often parents bring these concerns to the attention of their child's doctor, only to find that the doctor is not overly concerned.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recognizes that parents are the best people to listen to when it comes to developmental concerns. In order to address these concerns, the AAP has developed a tool, with input from Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy, to help parents determine whether they should be concerned at this time and how to follow up on their child’s progress. Please use this tool if you are concerned about your child's physical developmental delays.
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