Med J Tabriz Uni Med Sciences Health Services. 2007;29(4): 117-119.
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Duchene Muscular Dystrophy and Syrangomyelia in a Twelve Year Old Boy

*Corresponding Author: Email: SKO531ir@yahoo.com


Muscular Dystrophies are a group of diseases presenting with muscular weakness. Within this group, “Duchene” is a well-known one. “Syrngomyelia” is another state in this group in which «cystic» dilatation in spinal cord is associated with reduced temperature and pain, whereas vibration and deep sensation are intact. In the latter disease muscles’ tones and their reflexes are abnormal. A variety of etiologic factors have been listed for above-mentioned diseases (trauma, meningitis, spinal tumor, hindbrain herniation and idiopathy). This article presents a 12 year old boy with the chief complaint of progressive weakness in lower and upper limbs. By doing physical examination, electrodiagnostic and laboratory tests as well as genetic consultation, he was diagnosed as a patient with “Duchene” myopathy. During further evaluation including imaging studies “Idiopathic Syrngomglia” was labeled for him. It is worthwhile to mention that combination of symptoms of “Douche myopathy” and “syrngomylia” is rare.
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