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Study Delves into the Severity of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

The opportunities this insight holds

This insight may very well enable a variety of opportunities for the ways in which medical professionals go about treating patients diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.  The finding ultimately shows that the immune system plays an important role in the severity of Duchenne muscular dystrophy from one patient to the next.  Hoffman points out that, “Slight differences in the immune system lead to different reactions regarding the muscular dystrophy. The immune system needs to be balanced: too much or too little is a bad thing in any immune response. This balance may be shifted in muscular dystrophy due to the CD40 polymorphism.”