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CTG repeat number at the myotonic dystrophy locus in healthy Kuwaiti individuals: possible explanation of why myotonic dystrophy is rare in Kuwait.

Authors
  • Alfadhli, Suad
  • Elshafey, Alaa E
  • Bastaki, Lailá
  • Al-Awadi, Sadeqa
Type
Published Article
Journal
Archives of Neurology
Publisher
American Medical Association
Publication Date
Jun 01, 2004
Volume
61
Issue
6
Pages
895–898
Identifiers
PMID: 15210527
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

These data may explain the rare occurrence of myotonic dystrophy in the Kuwaiti population. Further study of healthy families within the high-normal repeat range is in progress to investigate the possible instability of the (CTG)(>18) alleles in our area.

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