GOWERS, Sir William Richard

1845–1915
  • Peter Beighton
  • Greta Beighton

Abstract

GOWERS muscular dystrophy is an autosomal dominant, slowly progressive disorder in which weakness and wasting of the small muscles of the hands and feet commences in adulthood.

Keywords

Neurol Myopathy 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Beighton
    • 1
  • Greta Beighton
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Human GeneticsUniversity of Cape Town Medical SchoolSouth Africa

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