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Differential Diagnosis For Pseudohypertrophy calf muscle/sign

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List of current finding(s):

Hereditary, Familial, Genetic Disorders
Duchenne's Muscular Dystrophy/Pseudohypertrophic
Myhre Syndrome
Adducted thumbs-Mental retardation syndrome
Synonyms
Diagnostic Findings, Finding, Pseudohypertrophy calf muscle, sign/symptom, Signs and Symptoms, SIGNS SYMPTOMS, Symptoms and Signs
Definition

In Duchenne's Muscular Dystrophy calf muscles initially enlarge during the age of 5-15 (an attempt by the body to compensate for loss of muscle strength), but the enlarged muscle tissue is eventually replaced by fat and connective tissues (pseodohypertrophy) as the legs become less used (wheel chair).

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