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Defining DMD, The Most Common Form Of Muscular Dystrophy

September 6th, 2022
September marks National Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Month. The term “muscular dystrophy” refers to a group of more than 30 genetic diseases characterized by progressive muscle weakness and the degeneration of the skeletal muscles that control movement. The focus of this blog, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy ( DMD), is the most common and most severe form. On Wednesday (September 7), people around the world will raise awareness through World Duchenne Awareness Day (WDAD). For the past six years, Jett Foundation has hosted…