Corticosteroid treatment and functional improvement in Duchenne muscular dystrophy: long-term effect.

OBJECTIVE To determine and compare the long-term effects of prednisone and deflazacort on the functional status of children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. DESIGN A total of 49 boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, between the age of 12 and 15 yrs, who were observed over a 7-yr period were reviewed retrospectively. Eighteen had been treated with… CONTINUE READING

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