Duchenne muscular dystrophy: a clinical, histopathological and genetic study at a neurology tertiary care center in Southern India.

@article{Swaminathan2009DuchenneMD,
  title={Duchenne muscular dystrophy: a clinical, histopathological and genetic study at a neurology tertiary care center in Southern India.},
  author={Bhairavi Swaminathan and G. N. Shubha and Dhawan Shubha and Anjanappa Ram Murthy and H B Kiran Kumar and S Shylashree and Narayanappa Gayathri and R. Jamuna and Sanjeev R. Jain and Meera Purushottam and Atchayaram Nalini},
  journal={Neurology India},
  year={2009},
  volume={57 6},
  pages={734-8}
}
BACKGROUND Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is the most common muscular dystrophy that affects young boys and the dystrophin gene on the X chromosome has been found to be associated with the disorder. MATERIALS AND METHODS In this prospective study, 112 clinically diagnosed DMD patients had muscle biopsy and were tested for exon deletions. Genotyping was also carried out at STR44, STR45, STR49 and STR 50 markers in 15 families. RESULTS Of the 112 clinically suspected DMD patients, the… CONTINUE READING
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