Prenatal diagnosis using deletion studies in Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Marcy C. Speer, Margaret A. Pericak‐Vance, Larry H. Yamaoka, James Koh, Wu‐Yen ‐Y Hung, Peter C. Gaskell, Jeffery M. Vance, Richard J. Bartlett, Allen D. Roses

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Accurate carrier testing and prenatal diagnosis in Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) families is facilitated when an Xp21 deletion is found to be segregating within a family. We discuss the results of the DNA testing in two families, one in which DNA from affected males was available for study and the other in which no DNA from an affected male was available. Factors complicating the counselling of DMD deletion families are outlined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)427-437
Number of pages11
JournalPrenatal Diagnosis
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jul 1988
Externally publishedYes


  • Carrier testing
  • Deletion
  • Duchenne muscular dystrophy
  • Prenatal diagnosis
  • RFLP

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Genetics(clinical)


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