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Muscular dystrophy and its treatment - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Growth and Development in Children
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   My nephew is 5 yrs old and we
Doctor :   Ok
User :   sorry....hello....we have noticed that he cannot run.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Does he have any other problems?
User :   he can ride a bike, jump on a trampoline but cannot run. What can cause that?
User :   no other problems
Doctor :   Like inability to talk or smile properly?
Doctor :   Ok
User :   he has a great smile
Doctor :   Do his legs look thin and weak?
User :   no
User :   when he walks it seems that he moves his hips from right to left
Doctor :   Is he able to squat and get up from that position without taking support of either himself or the neighboring structures?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Was he adequately vaccinated at birth?
User :   we also noticed that he wont bend his knees....when he tries to catch up with other kids he power walks
User :   yes he was
Doctor :   I suspect a muscular dystrophy by what you are telling me.
User :   why is that?
Doctor :   I suggest that you get him evaluated by a Pediatrician and some tests may be necessary. He may need rehabilitation to get adequate power in his lower limbs.
Doctor :   If once a Muscular dystrophy is excluded then the problem with running might be due to

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