Study Delves into the Various Levels of Severity in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Patients

The opportunities this insight holds

This insight may actually change the way some physicians treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy. By showing how the immune system plays an important role, doctors can measure the severity of Duchenne muscular dystrophy easier. 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.”