Myocardial cell damage in Duchenne muscular dystrophy

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Abstract

We report two cases of Duchenne muscular dystrophy that presented with laboratory evidence of acute transient myocardial cell damage. The mechanism for development of cardiomyopathy associated with Duchenne muscular dystrophy is not well understood, and this report raises the possibility that the progressive deterioration of cardiac function is punctuated by acute episodes of cell damage.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)503-506
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Cardiology
Volume24
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2003

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Keywords

  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Duchenne

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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