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DYSTROPHY MUSCULAR. Isamar Villacrés Carlos Carlosama. Signs and symptoms. Progressive muscular wasting Poor balance Drooping eyelids Atrophy Scoliosis  (curvature of the spine and the back) Inability to walk Frequent falls Waddling gait Calf deformation Limited range of movement

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dystrophy muscular

DYSTROPHY MUSCULAR

IsamarVillacrés

Carlos Carlosama

signs and symptoms
Signs and symptoms
  • Progressive muscular wasting
  • Poor balance
  • Drooping eyelids
  • Atrophy
  • Scoliosis (curvature of the spine and the back)
  • Inability to walk
  • Frequent falls
  • Waddling gait
  • Calf deformation
  • Limited range of movement
  • Respiratory difficulty
  • Joint contractures
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Arrhythmias
treatment
Treatment
  • Corticosteroids may slow muscle destruction.
  • Exercise and physical therapy can minimize abnormal or painful positioning of the joints and may prevent or delay curvature of the spine
diagnosis
Diagnosis
  • The diagnosis of muscular dystrophy is based on the results of muscle biopsy
  • Creatine
  • Phosphokinase (CpK3)
  • Electromyography
  • Electrocardiography
  • DNA analysis.