My little boy, Aidan, has a duplication of exons 8 & 9. He was diagnosed in Australia in May 2007 at age 3yrs 10mths with a CK level of 34,600. He then had a muscle biopsy which showed an absence of dystrophin apart from the odd revertant fibre. He started on prednisolone in Oct 07, is 5.5yrs now and on a low dose and seems to generally be doing quite well physically. He wears night splints and also wears gaitors for 30min every day. He does not have any associated learning disabilities or behavioural problems.
Austin has a duplication of exon 46-47. He is 11years old and is still walking. He is doing very well. He also goes to see Dr. Wong in Cincinnati. I am glad to here what Dr. Wong said that usually duplications have a slower progression.
The medicines that Austin are taking are Deflazacort, Lisinopril, Stratera(for attention problems), C0q10, Omega 3,
Calcium, Vitamin D, and a multivitamin. I think that these medicines have a impact on how good he is doing also.
I am very new to this web site and DMD. My son was just diagnosed a few weeks ago. He has duplication of 18 and 19. I go to CHOP. I cant find any information on the deletion, or anyone who has the deletion. I have 4 boys 11,8,6 and almost 2. My 6 year old, Gabe has DMD. I dont know where to look .... to read......