DUCHENNE MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY – CLINICAL

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Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a severe muscular disease inherited in a recessive X-linked pattern and characterized by progressive loss of functional muscle mass followed by changes in body composition. Finding diagnostic markers and determining adequate nutritional support remain a challenge. To describe metabolic disorders in DMD patients followed-up at a tertiary care center A prospective, observational, cross-sectional study was conducted. Anthropometric measurements were taken evaluating body composition (bioelectrical impedance analysis), and biochemical parameters in all DMD patients seen between June 2013 and April2014 who agreed to participate in the study.

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