Treating Duchenne with corticosteroids
Corticosteroid therapy has been shown to improve muscle strength and slow the disease progression in patients affected by Duchenne. Corticosteroids also improve the ability to accomplish tasks related to activities of daily living such as standing up, walking, and climbing stairs.1-3Learn more about treatment with corticosteroids
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