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What is the cause of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy?
lack of dystrophin
What happens to skeletal uscle without dystrophin?
It atrophies and dies
What muscles weaken first with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy?
pectoral muscle
What is often the cause of death in patients with Duchenne's of Becker's?
What typ eof muscular dystrophy do you see a (+) Gower sign?
Duchenne muscular dystrophy
At what age does a person with Duchenne's become wheelchair bound and at what age does death occur?
wheelchair bound by 12
death in 20s
What is the cause of Becker's?
due to decreased amount of dystrophin
At what age is the onset of Becker's and when do they become wheelchair bound ?
onset 5-15 yo
ambulatory beyond age 15
This AD (trinucleotide repeat) muscular dystrophy results in pts born with long faces, primarily distal weakness, infertility, MR, etc?
Myotonic muscular dystrophy
AD muscular dystrophy affecting the face & shoulder girdle +/- cardiac defects and MR