The UK NSC recommendation on Duchenne muscular dystrophy screening in newborns
Find general information about population health screening.
Why is screening not recommended by UK NSC?
Newborn screening for DMD is not recommended because of concerns about: -
More about Duchenne muscular dystrophy
The muscular dystrophies are a group of disorders, caused by a genetic abnormality, that cause progressive weakness. Although genetic in origin, there are various reasons why an affected individual might have no family history of a similar condition. Some are severe and limit life expectancy, others relatively mild.
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The stakeholder groups will be involved when the recommendation is next reviewed. If you think your organisation should be added, please contact us. More information for stakeholders can be found in appendix C of the UK NSC evidence review process.
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