Duchenne's disease


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Duchenne's disease

 [du-shenz´]

Duchenne's disease

[do̅o̅shenz′]
Etymology: Guillaume B.A. Duchenne, French neurologist, 1806-1875
a series of three different neurological conditions: spinal muscular atrophy, bulbar paralysis, and tabes dorsalis. See also muscular dystrophy.

Duchenne's disease

Any of a number of conditions described by or otherwise linked to Guillaume Benjamin Amand Duchenne de Boulogne (1806–1875):
(1) Duchenne muscular dystrophy, see there;
(2) Progressive muscular atrophy, see there (also known as Aran-Duchenne disease);
(3) Erb-Duchenne paralysis, upper brachial plexus paralysis; 
(4) Tabes dorsalis, see there;  
(5) Spinal muscle atrophy, see there.
Duchenne's disease; pseudohypertrophic muscular dystrophy; progressive bulbar palsy presentation of motor neurone disease, more common in women, characterized by early involvement of cranial nerve nuclei, with speech and swallowing difficulties
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