Acute Gastroparesis in Duchenne's Muscular Dystrophy

Byung Chun Chung, Hyo Jin Park, Seung Baik Yoon, Hong Woo Lee, Ki Whang Kim, Sang In Lee, In Suh Park

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Duchenne's muscular dystrophy(DMD) is an X-linked recessive disease. Clinical descriptions of the disorder focus principally on skeletal muscle degeneration. Another manifestation, which involves the gastrointestinal tract, may be fatal. But its prevalence remains undefined. We report here a case of acute gastroparesis associated with Duchenne's muscular dystrophy. In our case, the patient's symptoms were improved by prokinetic agents and timely decompression in life-threatening acute gastric dilatation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)175-179
Number of pages5
JournalYonsei medical journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1998

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  • Medicine(all)


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