STEPHEN J. R. BRUNY, M.D.; ALAN L. FRANKEL, M.D.
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Muscular dystrophies are by no means uncommon, but the occurrence of a case which so clearly illustrates the heredofamilial nature of this disease, as well as associated disturbances in creatine-creatinine metabolism, warrants discussion. Recently such a case presented itself on the Isolation Service at University Hospital. This case was admitted because of an acute meningococcic meningitis with meningococcemia. The muscular dystrophy with accompanying pseudohypertrophy was obvious at once, and later findings substantiated the initial impression.
A 10 year old white male was admitted to the Isolation Service of University Hospital on January 8, 1949. His parents did not
BRUNY SJR, FRANKEL AL. PSEUDOHYPERTROPHIC MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY: A CASE REPORT1. Ann Intern Med. 1951;35:1149–1157. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-35-5-1149
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1951;35(5):1149-1157.
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