The childhood muscular dystrophies: making order out of chaos.

@article{Tsao1999TheCM,
  title={The childhood muscular dystrophies: making order out of chaos.},
  author={Chang Y Tsao and Jerry R. Mendell},
  journal={Seminars in neurology},
  year={1999},
  volume={19 1},
  pages={9-23}
}
New discoveries have dramatically changed the way we approach and think about patients with childhood muscular dystrophies. An aura of order and organization seems to be at hand for a group of diseases which previously seemed endlessly heterogeneous. We have learned that young boys and girls with proximal muscle weakness, large calves and elevated serum CK may have any one of a number of closely connected disorders which affect a complex of interacting proteins of the dystrophin-glycoprotein… CONTINUE READING