Researchers Measure Scope of Muscular Dystrophies That Strike Boys

February 20, 2015 5:00 PM

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FRIDAY, Feb. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study estimates the prevalence of two types of muscular dystrophy that strike mostly boys.

A team led by researchers from the University of Iowa found that about one in 5,000 boys between the ages of 5 and 9 have either Duchenne muscular dystrophy or Becker muscular dystrophy. The researchers also found that Hispanic boys were struck by the disorders more often than whites or blacks.

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