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Confirmation of the diagnosis 

Confirmation of the diagnosis
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Confirmation of the diagnosis
Author(s):

Alan E H Emery

, Francesco Muntoni

, and Rosaline Quinlivan

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199681488.003.0004
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date: 22 August 2019

This chapter describes the confirmation of diagnosis for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. It notes the importance of careful clinical examination, determination of serum creatine kinase, muscular pathology, and genetic studies to establish the diagnosis, and explains these investigations in turn.

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