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Can you name the Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

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It is an __ disease
Caused by an absence of __
A protein vital for connecting the __ of muscle cells
To the __ through the membrane
It occurs in __ liveborn males
It also affects __ muscle
Patients with Duchenne display __ at birth
The condition is apparent by the __ year
The child is usually wheelchair-bound by __
Death is usual at age __
This is usually from __ failure
Or __ complications
Including __
There is initially __ muscle weakness
HintAnswer
With __ of the calves
Caused by accumulation of __
The weakness then __
When standing, patient has to __ his legs
This is called __
The gait is __
Diagnosis is often made __
The __ is grossly elevated
The __ is myopathic
And muscle biopsy shows __
And absence of staining for __
An accurate & rapid __ diagnosis is now available
 

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