Korean J Neuromuscul Disord.  2020 Jun;12(1):5-7. 10.46518/kjnmd.2020.12.1.5.

Acute Cerebral Infarction and Epilepsy in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

  • 1Department of Neurology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
  • 2Department of Neurology, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
  • 3Severance Institute for Vascular and Metabolic Research, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea


Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a progressive form of muscular dystrophy caused by mutations in the dystrophin gene. Patients with DMD are more likely to have cerebral infarction than normal populations, possibly due to low ejection fraction and cardiomyopathy, and also higher epilepsy prevalence. Careful history taking and neurological examination are needed for differentiating new symptoms from preexisting weakness in DMD. Here, we present a young male with DMD and acute ischemic stroke followed by recurrent seizures.


Muscular dystrophy; Duchenne; Cerebral infarction; Seizures
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