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Frequency of cerebral infarction in patients with inherited neuromuscular diseases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3603608     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We evaluated the frequency of cerebral infarction in 131 patients with Duchenne's muscular dystrophy, myotonic dystrophy, Becker's muscular dystrophy, or Friedreich's ataxia. Electrocardiographic abnormalities were found in 83% of patients with Duchenne's muscular dystrophy, 56% with myotonic dystrophy, 50% with Becker's muscular dystrophy, and 25% with Friedreich's ataxia. Atrial flutter occurred in 2.3% of the patients, and atrial fibrillation in only 0.9%. Evidence of cerebral infarction was found in only 2 patients (1.5%). Both patients had cardiomyopathy and either atrial fibrillation or flutter. Despite frequent cardiac involvement, cerebral infarction is an uncommon occurrence in patients with inherited neuromuscular diseases.
J Biller; V Ionasescu; H Zellweger; H P Adams; D T Schultz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Stroke; a journal of cerebral circulation     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0039-2499     ISO Abbreviation:  Stroke     Publication Date:    1987 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-08-17     Completed Date:  1987-08-17     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0235266     Medline TA:  Stroke     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  805-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cerebral Infarction / etiology*
Friedreich Ataxia / complications,  genetics*
Middle Aged
Muscular Dystrophies / complications,  genetics*
Myotonic Dystrophy / complications,  genetics*

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