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Memory deficit of children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy

  • Autori: Parisi, L.; Firrigno, L.; Bisconti, G.; DI FILIPPO, T.; Testa, D.; Roccella, M.
  • Anno di pubblicazione: 2007
  • Tipologia: Proceedings (TIPOLOGIA NON ATTIVA)
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Several studies on intelligence of children suffering from Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) found impairments in linguistic functions and memory. Memory deficit mainly involves long-term memory; short-term memory impairment was also present, even if less frequently. Some studies tried to establish a correlation between the distal deletion of the dystrophin gene and low intelligence levels. The present study investigated the neuropsychological performance in a group of DMD children (26 subjects); neuropsychological tests included: Wechsler intelligence scale for children-revised; Raven’s progressive matrices test; Rey’s complex figure test; memory and digit span tests; Benton’s visual retention form D.