Evolution in diagnosis
A lot of researchers have focused on the issue that represents Duchenne going unnoticed during the first stages of life. A timely treatment of Duchenne can alleviate symptoms and soften the entire transition. In the University of Cardiff a group of researchers has developed a more reliable method to test newborns and detect if they suffer from Duchenne.
This new study identifies newborns with metabolism alterations in order to determine the existence of an illness or any kind of congenital deficiency. However, it is not a definite way to diagnose the issue because in case the method results in a positive answer, newborns should also be tested with other methods to verify. The test is not only able to detect Duchenne but also many other types of congenital conditions.