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BOF: 41 (2.32)

A 32-year-old female has a slowly progressive difficulty in climbing stairs and getting up from the seated position. On examination there is evidence of proximal muscular weakness affecting the pelvic girdle more than the shoulder girdle. She undergoes many investigations and ultimately a muscle biopsy is performed and this shows large vacuoles, which stain positive for periodic acid-Schiff stain.

This patient has:

a)      Becker muscular dystrophy

b)      Duchenne muscular dystrophy

c)      Polymyositis

d)      Polymyalgia rheumatica

e)      Acid maltase deficiency

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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