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Defazacort Improves Lung Function in Advanced Duchenne MD Patients, Marathon Reports

April 29, 2016

Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) patients at more advanced disease stages, those reliant on wheelchairs, showed improved lung function when treated with deflazacort compared to prednisone, Marathon Pharmaceuticals reported in a presentation at the recent MDA Clinical Conference in Arlington, Virginia.

The presentation, “Effect of deflazacort and prednisone versus placebo on pulmonary function in boys with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy who have lost ambulation,” added to the drug’s favorable profile and highlighted the importance of continuing treatment after loss of ambulation.Click here to read more.