1997 issue 1


Volume 6, issue 1


DNA analysis in diagnostics of the Duchenne-Becker muscular dystrophy

Janusz Zimowski1
1. Zakład Genetyki Instytutu Psychiatrii i Neurologii w Warszawie
Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii, 1997, 6, 43-48
Keywords: Duchenne-Becker muscular dystrophy, DNA analysis


Genetic factors underlying the Duchenne-Becker muscular dystrophy are overviewed. The way of inheriting these types of dystrophy, as well as the role of mutations in their origin, are discussed. Moreover, possibilities of a genetic analysis of families suffering from the disease, and usefulness of prenatal examinations are shown. (ed.)

Address for correspondence:
Dr Janusz Zimowski,
Zakład Genetyki IPiN,
Al. Sobieskiego 1/9,
02-957 Warszawa