Spinal muscular atrophy 34 muscular dystrophies a

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33. SPINAL MUSCULAR ATROPHY 34. MUSCULAR DYSTROPHIES A. Duchenne (DMD) cccxx. Progressively degenerative 1. Starts early in childhood 2. Dependence of a wheel chair by age 13 3. Respiratory failure by late teens
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4. Condition is d/t absence of dystrophin , a large muscle protein that has several functions within muscle cells . 5. Calcium builds up in the muscle cells and is associated with cell death cccxxi. Affects skeletal muscles cccxxii. X-linked recessive cccxxiii. Age of progression cccxxiv. Ambulation (Gower’s sign) cccxxv. Complications (mild cognitive impairment) cccxxvi. Treatment: 6. Corticosteroids 7. Calcium Channel Blockers
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