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how can you tell if a 10 yr old child has muscular dystrophy?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Blood work: Besides clinical muscle problems, there are accurate blood tests that confirm the diagnosis.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016

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