With an increasing amount of non-ambulant boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), objective and child-friendly outcome measures are necessary to evaluate upper limb function in boys with DMD. The primary aim of this study was to assess the relation between upper extremity quantitative muscle ultrasound (QMUS) and disease severity in boys with DMD. Additionally, reference values of QMUS were collected in healthy boys and the effect of age on QMUS was compared between healthy boys and boys with DMD.

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