Positive Sign as shown in Photograph is found in
A. Marfan’s syndrome
B. Duchenne’s muscular dystrophy
C. Congenital myopathy
D. Guillain Barre syndrome
Ans:B. Duchenne’s muscular dystrophy.
- Gowers’ sign is a medical sign that indicates weakness of the proximal muscles, namely those of the lower limb. The sign describes a patient that has to use their hands and arms to “walk” up their own body from a squatting position due to lack of hip and thigh muscle strength.
- Gowers’ sign is classically seen in Duchenne muscular dystrophy, but also presents itself in centronuclear myopathy, myotonic dystrophy and various other conditions associated with proximal muscle weakness.
- Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is an X-linked recessive – rapidly progressive form of muscular dystrophy that occurs primarily in boys. It is caused by a mutation in a gene, called the DMD gene, which encodes the muscle protein dystrophin.