In the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD)

Multidisciplinary care teams (MDT)
are critical in providing comprehensive care1

Because DMD is a systemic, progressive muscle disease, it can have direct and indirect effects on multiple organs and tissues. Therefore, it requires comprehensive care across a multitude of disciplines.1

Evolving needs inform roles and responsibilities

Icon representing multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals

Management of DMD is a collaborative effort, which requires optimal coordination of clinical care among members of the MDT.1

Members of the MDT may include the following1-4:

  • Neuromuscular Specialist/Neurologist
  • Gastroenterologist
  • Pulmonologist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Psychologist
  • Cardiologist
  • Endocrinologist
  • Care Coordinator
  • Orthopedic Specialist
  • Pharmacist

If you see a patient with symptoms of DMD, refer them to a neuromuscular specialist.2

How to measure disease progression and assess motor function in patients with DMD