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The evaluation of bone age in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy on long-term glucocorticoid treatment

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source: Neuromuscular Disorders

year: 2015

authors: E. Annexstad, J.Westvik, A. Myhre, J. Bollerslev, I. Holm, M.Rasmussen

summary/abstract:

Long-term treatment with glucocorticoids (GCs) has a well-established effect on ambulation, prevention of scoliosis and preserved respiratory function in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). However, as a new generation of GC treated DMD boys grow up to become young adults, long-term side effects of this treatment need to be addressed. A nationwide longitudinal study of paediatric DMD patients in Norway was set up to assess genotype/phenotype correlations; growth; puberty; bone health and quality of life.

organisation: Centre for Congenital Neuromuscular Disorders, Norway; Oslo University Hospital, Norway

DOI: 10.1016/j.nmd.2015.06.050

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