Dystrophin test in differential diagnosis of childhood muscular dystrophies.

A. Verma, C. Sarkar, M. V. Padma, R. Dhir, S. Jain, M. C. Maheshwari

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Abstract

Two cases of childhood muscular dystrophy are described. One of them had clinical features suggestive of Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy and the other with some features of Prader-Willi syndrome, besides proximal muscle weakness. Muscle biopsy from both cases revealed a clear abnormality of dystrophin, and were diagnosed as having Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) by immunofluorescence examination; that is, absent dystrophin at the membrane of the muscle fibers. The clinical spectrum of DMD-related myopathies and the importance of dystrophin testing in childhood muscular dystrophies is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)610-613
Number of pages4
JournalThe Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
Volume40
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1992
Externally publishedYes

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    Verma, A., Sarkar, C., Padma, M. V., Dhir, R., Jain, S., & Maheshwari, M. C. (1992). Dystrophin test in differential diagnosis of childhood muscular dystrophies. The Journal of the Association of Physicians of India, 40(9), 610-613.