Dystrophinopathies

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Abstract

Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD, OMIM #310200) and Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD, OMIM #300376) are also referred to as the dystrophinopathies and are among the most common and best characterized forms of muscular dystrophy worldwide, with DMD affecting one in 3,500 newborn males.

Keywords

Carboxyl Neurol Cardiomyopathy Creatine Myopathy 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Neuromuscular DepartmentThe Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, NHS Foundation TrustOswestry ShropshireUK
  2. 2.Neurology, The Harold Macmillan Chair of Medicine, Institute of Genetic MedicineUniversity of Newcastle upon Tyne, International Centre for LifeNewcastle upon TyneUK

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