Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a rare, X-linked neuromuscular disorder with an estimated incidence of approximately 1 in 3.500 to 1 in 5.000 live male births. [1–3] DMD is caused by mutations in the dystrophin gene (DMD) that lead to an absence or near-absence of dystrophin, a protein essential for muscle cell integrity. [4] The profound deficiency of dystrophin seen in DMD results in progressive muscle degeneration and loss of function, culminating in premature death, typically by age 30.

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