Calf muscle involvement in Becker muscular dystrophy: When size does not matter

Eugenio Maria Mercuri, Enzo Ricci, Mauro Monforte, Giorgio Tasca, Francesco Laschena

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Abstract

Calf hypertrophy is a common feature in Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD), and it is still debated to which extent fatty degeneration or true muscle hypertrophy account for it. We wanted to investigate the relative contribution of these two components using a simple image analysis approach and their possible correlation with disease severity.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)301-304
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Neurological Sciences
Volume347
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Becker muscular dystrophy
  • Calf hypertrophy
  • Cross sectional area
  • Disease severity
  • Fatty degeneration
  • Magnetic resonance imaging

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