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Duchenne muscular dystrophy

LC control 86006749
LC classificationRJ482.D78
Topical headingDuchenne muscular dystrophy
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Variant(s)Duchenne's muscular dystrophy
Erb's dystrophy
Pseudohypertrophic infantile muscular dystrophy
Pseudohypertrophic muscular dystrophy
Zimmerlin's dystrophy
See alsoMuscular dystrophy in children
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X-linked mental retardation
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Found inWork cat.: Emery, A.E.H. Duchenne muscular dystrophy, 1987.
Cecil textbk med.: pp. 2171-2172.
Dorland med. dict. (Pseudohypertrophic muscular dystrophy: "chronic progressive disease affecting the shoulder and pelvic girdles, coming in early childhood ... affected individuals, predominantly males, rarely survive to maturity")
Med. genetics: p. 396 (Duchenne muscular dystrophy)
Forfar Paediatrics: p. 851 ("due to sex-linked recessive gene w/a higher mutation rate ... by the age of 10 to 12 years, most patients are reduced to wheelchair life")
Phone call to Georgetown Med. School, Dept. of Genetics, Oct. 6, 86 (Geneticist confirms that disorder is not one of the sex chromosome abnormalities. Only structural changes and number changes are considered chromosome abnormalities; when the trait is carried within the sex chromosome, it is a "single gene disorder")
Gould's med. dict. (Pseudohypertrophic infantile muscular dystrophy; syn Duchenne's muscular dystrophy)