Barry Byrne

Does My Child Have Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy? Take the Quiz.

Duchenne muscular dystrophy — sometimes referred to simply as Duchenne — is a genetic disorder that causes progressive muscle loss and weakness. It occurs as a result of gene mutations involved in the production of a protein called dystrophin, according to the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).

Barry Byrne, MD, Ph.D.: Landscape of Awareness for Neuromuscular Disease

Barry J. Byrne, MD, Ph.D., chief medical advisor of the Muscular Dystrophy Association and associate chair of pediatrics and director at the University of Florida Powell Center for Rare Disease Research and Therapy, talked with NeurologyLive about the virtual telethon to create awareness for a number of neuromuscular diseases.