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Duchenne's Muscular Dystrophy Evaluation
- Muscle weakness
- Muscle enlargement
- Muscle atrophy:
- Progressive loss of muscle tissue
Testing is necessary to confirm the diagnosis of muscular dystrophy.
Tests that may be used to evaluate muscular dystrophy include:
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PubMed Duchenne's Muscular Dystrophy References
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