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A 3-year-old boy’s parents complain that their child has difficulty walking...

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asked Jun 5, 2014 in Pediatrics by Samantha

A 3-year-old boy’s parents complain that their child has difficulty walking. The child rolled, sat, and first stood at essentially normal ages and first walked at 13 months of age. Over the past several months, the family has noticed an increased inward curvature of the lower spine as he walks and that his gait has become more “waddling” in nature. On examination, you confirm these findings and also notice that he has enlargement of his calves. This child most likely has

  1. Occult spina bifida

  2. Muscular dystrophy

  3. Brain tumor

  4. Guillain-Barré syndrome

  5. Botulism 

 

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Muscular dystrophy
answered Jun 5, 2014 by Samantha

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