BALTIMORE — Doctors at Johns Hopkins University ho

first_img BALTIMORE — Doctors at Johns Hopkins University hope to raise awareness and funds for research following famed guitarist Peter Frampton’s announcement that he has a rare muscular disease.Frampton’s physician, Lisa Christopher-Stine, is the director of the Johns Hopkins Myositis Center. She tells The Baltimore Sun that she and Frampton spoke years ago about potentially becoming a voice for inclusion body myositis. Because the disease is rare, it’s difficult to generate funding.The disease causes weakness in the legs, forearms and fingers. Its cause is still unknown. As it will eventually prevent Frampton from playing guitar, the 68-year-old is embarking on a farewell tour this summer.He’s also launched a fund at Hopkins to which he’ll donate $1 per ticket sold.Hopkins is also participating in two clinical trials for possible treatments.___Information from: The Baltimore Sun, http://www.baltimoresun.comThe Associated Press Peter Frampton’s doctors hope to highlight rare disease AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img by The Associated Press Posted Feb 28, 2019 10:52 am PDTlast_img read more