Responsible authority

Prof. Dr. Janbernd Kirschner
Center for Pediatrics
Department Neuropediatrics and Muscle Disorders
Medical Center - University of Freiburg
Mathildenstr. 1
79106 Freiburg, Germany

Phone +49 761 270 44970
Fax +49 761 270 44460
Email: info(at)

Technical realization

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Conceptual design

Dipl.-Des. Catalina Kirschner

This web site is based solely on the brochure The Diagnosis and Management of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy - A guide for families written and produced by MDA, PPMD, TREAT-NMD and UPPMD.

References for the main document:

Bushby K, et al. The Diagnosis and Management of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, part 1: diagnosis, and pharmacological and psychosocial management, Lancet Neurology 2010, 9(1) 77-93. [link]

Bushby K, et al. The Diagnosis and Management of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, part 2: implementation of multidisciplinary care, Lancet Neurology 2010, 9(2) 177-189. [link]

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Last updated on January 31, 2017.