Follow-up of three patients with a large in-frame deletion of exons 45-55 in the Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) gene.

@article{Nakamura2008FollowupOT,
  title={Follow-up of three patients with a large in-frame deletion of exons 45-55 in the Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) gene.},
  author={Akinori Nakamura and Kunihiro Yoshida and Kazuhiro Fukushima and Hideho Ueda and Nobuyuki Urasawa and Jun Koyama and Yoshikazu Yazaki and Masahide Yazaki and Toshiaki Sakai and Seiichi Haruta and Shin'ichi Takeda and Shu-ichi Ikeda},
  journal={Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia},
  year={2008},
  volume={15 7},
  pages={757-63}
}
We review the clinical status of skeletal involvement and cardiac function in three unrelated patients harboring an in-frame deletion of exons 45 to 55 in the DMD gene followed up for 2 to 7 years. Two younger patients diagnosed as having X-linked dilated cardiomyopathy (XLDCM) developed congestive heart failure without overt skeletal myopathy. Heart failure recurred after viral infection but responded well to diuretics and angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors. One older patient diagnosed… CONTINUE READING
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