Concern Over Dystrophy

Concern Over Dystrophy

Dystrophy needs more attention in the health sector, said Ramak Heidari, head of the Iran Muscular Dystrophy Association. “If not addressed in a timely and efficient manner, the disease burden will be huge,” she said, Khabaronline reports. Muscular dystrophy is a group of more than 40 types of genetic disorders that cause progressive weakness and loss of muscle mass, lasting for years or lifelong. The condition cannot be cured, but early diagnosis and treatment can help. More than 1,200 people are members of the IMDA. Heidari said it is likely that 30,000-35,000 in Iran are living with the disorder.


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