Duchenne muscular dystrophy in a girl with an (X;15) translocation.


This is a report of a girl with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) associated with an 46,X,t (X;15) (p21; q 26) chromosome constitution. Although in the eight published cases of girls with DMD and a t(X;aut) different autosomes were involved in the translocation, the breakpoint was always at Xp21. The present case supports the hypothesis that the DMD gene must be located at Xp21. In this study, involvement of the father's chromosomes in the translocation was detected.


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@article{Ribeiro1986DuchenneMD, title={Duchenne muscular dystrophy in a girl with an (X;15) translocation.}, author={Mari{\^a}ngela Cagnori Ribeiro and Maria Isabel S A Melaragno and Beny Schmidt and D{\'e}cio Brunoni and Alberto Alain Gabbai and Christine Hackel}, journal={American journal of medical genetics}, year={1986}, volume={25 2}, pages={231-6} }