Cardiac abnormalities and skeletal muscle weakness in carriers of Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophies and controls.
Cardiac abnormalities, cardiomyopathy and skeletal muscle weakness have been described in female carriers of the Xp21 (Duchenne and Becker) muscular dystrophies (J Neurol 1975;209(4):279-285; Br Med J 1969;2:418-420; J AmMed Assoc 1996;275(17):1335-1338; Neurology 1980;30(5):497-501; Neuromusc Disord 1999;9:347-351; Arch Neurol 1989;46:673-675). We have screened volunteers from our Xp21 genetics register and found the prevalence of previously unrecognized, clinically relevant, abnormalities i...Expand abstract
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