Cerebral infarction in duchenne muscular dystrophy

Nina Tsakadze, Lara W. Katzin, Sendhil Krishnan, Réza Behrouz

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Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is an X-linked form of muscular dystrophy characterized by progressive limb-girdle distribution of muscle weakness. Morbidity related to cardiomyopathy (CMO) is common, but cerebral infarction (CI) is relatively rare in these patients. We report a case of a pontine infarct in a patient with DMD and advanced CMO, and review the published data on CMO and CI in patients with DMD.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)264-265
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Duchenne muscular dystrophy
  • Stroke
  • cerebral infarction
  • stroke in the young

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Rehabilitation
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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