Is a muscle biopsy in Duchenne dystrophy really necessary?

@article{Muntoni2001IsAM,
  title={Is a muscle biopsy in Duchenne dystrophy really necessary?},
  author={Francesco Muntoni},
  journal={Neurology},
  year={2001},
  volume={57},
  pages={574 - 575}
}
  • F. Muntoni
  • Published 28 August 2001
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Neurology
The advances in genetics have improved considerably our abilities to diagnose genetic diseases, and these advances are influencing our diagnostic approach to neuromuscular disorders. In spinal muscular atrophy, a rapid gene test identifies 98% of affected cases and therefore a diagnostic muscle biopsy is not needed anymore. Things are more complex regarding Duchenne dystrophy (DD). The gene is very large (at least 85 exons), and genetic studies using widely available techniques can identify… 
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