|LC control no.||sh 86006749
|Topical heading||Duchenne muscular dystrophy
|Variant(s)||Duchenne's muscular dystrophy
Pseudohypertrophic infantile muscular dystrophy
Pseudohypertrophic muscular dystrophy
|See also||Muscular dystrophy in children
X-linked mental retardation
|Found in||Work 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)