|Year : 1996 | Volume
| Issue : 3 | Page : 124--125
Duchenne muscular dystrophy in a female patient : a case report.
MV Padma, S Jain, C Sarkar, MC Maheshwari, Sarkar Chitra
Department of Neurology, Neurosciences Centre, All Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi - 110 029, India
A female patient with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) with no prior family history of DMD is described. She presented with proximal muscle weakness, enlarged calf muscles and an elevated serum creatine kinase (CK). Histological examination of skeletal muscle revealed myopathic changes and immunoperoxidase examination for dystrophin in muscle biopsy demonstrated a mosaic pattern. Immunostaining of a muscle biopsy with anti-dystrophic serum proved to be valuable in the diagnosis of DMD in a symptomatic female carrier.
Department of Neurology, Neurosciences Centre, All Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi - 110 029
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