Delayed Diagnosis in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: Data from the Muscular Dystrophy Surveillance, Tracking, and Research Network (MD STARnet) Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Muscular Dystrophy, Duchenne

abstract

  • There is a delay of about 2.5 years between onset of DMD symptoms and the time of definitive diagnosis, unchanged over the previous 2 decades. This delay results in lost opportunities for timely genetic counseling and initiation of corticosteroid treatment. We recommend checking creatine kinase early in the evaluation of boys with unexplained developmental delay.

publication date

  • September 2009

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jpeds.2009.02.007

PubMed ID

  • 19394035

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 380

end page

  • 5

volume

  • 155

number

  • 3