Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: A Case Study

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Fist case of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) appeared in 1836 Conte and Gioja described 2 boys with chronic muscle weakness and these boys later developed weakness and hypertrophy of multiple muscle groups (Duchenne, 2015). At the time little was known about DMD and due to the lack of evidences to support his claim and that many scientists thought that Conte and Gioja was describing tuberculosis; therefore they did not receive credit for their work (Duchenne, 2015). Years later, a French neurologist, Guillaume Duchenne will know for his work in faradism and his understanding of muscle disease evaluated 13 boys with DMD and he notice that the muscle tissue loss in the calf is replaced by fat making it look bigger than normal. (Duchenne, 2015).
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