Comparison of Pulmonary Function Decline in Steroid-Treated and Steroid-Naïve Patients with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

Affiliation

Division of Pulmonary Medicine, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH; Department of Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

To describe and compare the lung function decline in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy on glucocorticoid therapy in contrast with glucocorticoid-naïve patients, and to define the deciles of pulmonary decline in glucocorticoid-treated patients.

Keywords

DMD progression,FVC%,muscular dystrophy,pulmonary decline,

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