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Erythrocyte shape in Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
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PMID:  1033489     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In a controlled and blind study we were not able to identify any abnormality of erythrocytes of eight patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy compared with seven approximately age-matched unaffected siblings (six males, one female step-sibling). Erythrocyte morphology was found to be very sensitive to various types of cell treatment. At this time, erythrocyte morphology, evaluated by the techniques used, should not be considered an established diagnostic test for the Duchenne muscular dystrophy patient or carrier.
D W Matheson; W K Engel; E C Derrer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurology     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0028-3878     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurology     Publication Date:  1976 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-01-29     Completed Date:  1977-01-29     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401060     Medline TA:  Neurology     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1182-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Erythrocytes / pathology*
Muscular Dystrophies / blood*,  diagnosis

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