Duchenne dystrophy

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Du·chenne dys·tro·phy

(dū-shen'),
the most common childhood muscular dystrophy, with onset usually before age 6 years. Characterized by symmetric weakness and wasting of first the pelvic and crural muscles and then the pectoral and proximal upper extremity muscles; pseudohypertrophy of some muscles, especially the calf; heart involvement; sometimes mild mental retardation; progressive course and early death, usually in adolescence. X-linked inheritance (affects males and transmitted by females).

Du·chenne dys·tro·phy

(dū-shen' dis'trŏ-fē)
The most common childhood muscular dystrophy, with onset usually before age 6 years. Characterized by symmetric weakness and wasting of first the pelvic and crural muscles and then the pectoral and proximal upper extremity muscles; pseudohypertrophy of some muscles, especially the calf; heart involvement; sometimes mild mental retardation; progressive course and early death, usually in adolescence. X-linked inheritance (affects males and transmitted by females).

Duchenne,

Guillaume B.A., French neurologist, 1806-1875.
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Duchenne dystrophy

a human disease; called also pseudohypertrophic muscular dystrophy.
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Largest Conference of Its Kind Unites Families, Patients and Physicians in Effort to End Most Common and Fatal Form of Childhood Muscular Dystrophy
The CONNECT conference brings together patients, scientists, physicians and advocates to share the latest research on Duchenne, the most common form of childhood muscular dystrophy.

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