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Where does duchenne muscular dystrophy strike most in the body?

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral

In brief: Mutations in the

dystrophin gene, Xp21.
2-p21.1, causes weakness in large, then small, skeletal muscles. Weakness of heart muscle, smooth muscle of GI tract & urinary tracts, Speech Sound Disorder, Intellectual Disability, Specific Learning Disability & behavior problems occur in some boys. Carrier girls may have cardiomyopathy. Specific mutations determine manifestations in boys & carrier girls. See mda.org.

In brief: Mutations in the

dystrophin gene, Xp21.
2-p21.1, causes weakness in large, then small, skeletal muscles. Weakness of heart muscle, smooth muscle of GI tract & urinary tracts, Speech Sound Disorder, Intellectual Disability, Specific Learning Disability & behavior problems occur in some boys. Carrier girls may have cardiomyopathy. Specific mutations determine manifestations in boys & carrier girls. See mda.org.
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