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April 1973

Pseudohypertrophic Muscular Dystrophy: A Report of Two Generations in a Thai Family

Author Affiliations

Washington, DC; San Francisco
From the Department of Pediatrics, Walter Reed General Hospital, Washington, DC, and US Army Medical Component, SEATO Laboratory, San Francisco (MAJ Shearin), and Women's & Children's Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand (Dr. Mansuwan).

Am J Dis Child. 1973;125(4):580-582. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1973.04160040080016

A severe case of pseudohypertrophic sex-linked recessive muscular dystrophy in a Thai family is of interest because this isolated family of a particular ethnic group seems to have developed the disease by mutation. The case is reported because of its epidemiologic and genetic significance.