Current status of Duchenne muscular dystrophy

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Abstract

Duchenne muscular dystrophy is the second most common lethal genetic disorder in humans. With the advent of molecular genetic technology, the definition of this disease has been modified to include an abnormality of dystrophin in muscle-a dystrophinopathy. Accurate genetic counseling is possible using methods of deletion detection and linkage analysis. Treatment of this type of muscular dystrophy may soon mean the routine use of steroids and later include direct injection of an artificial gene for dystrophin.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)879-894
Number of pages16
JournalPediatric clinics of North America
Volume39
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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