Gene Therapy - Isaac Chan
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Yes! So what did you have in mind?
While it is not perfect, gene therapy would be your best option. With gene therapy we will add the correct version of the gene causing DMD.
You said you have tried all other treatments for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD)?
Some things you should know:
However, the risk is that your son may have an immune response, meaning the treatment won't work, in addition to feeling weaker.
The good thing about gene therapy is that it can treat genetic disorders that are otherwise difficult to treat or untreatable, like DMD.
If it saves him, I think we should do it!
Ok. We will first get a copy of the correct gene then use a viral vector, a virus that will carry the gene, and administer it to your son through an injection.
After this first dose we will see how the treatment works. After that your son will have to come back every while as this is not permanent.
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