Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Landouzy-Dejerine Dystrophy Evaluation

The evaluation of muscular dystrophy begins with a history and physical exam.

Physical findings in someone with muscular dystrophy may include:

  • 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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Last Updated: Dec 21, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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