Relationship of Scoliosis with Pain and Respiratory Dysfunction in Patients with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Sertpoyraz F. M., Tiftikcioğlu B. İ., Baydan F., Dikici A., Erdinç Gündüz N., Zorlu Y.

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC NEUROLOGY, vol.18, 2019 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1055/s-0039-3400971
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus
  • Keywords: Duchenne muscular dystrophy, pain, scoliosis, respiratory dysfunction
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Introduction Scoliosis is one of the major causes of respiratory dysfunction in patients with Duchene muscular dystrophy (DMD). Also, progressive spinal deformity severely affects walking and sitting, and can also lead to pain and difficulty in patient care. Although the relationship between scoliosis and respiratory functions was extensively studied, its impact on pain has not been examined. Hereby, we aimed to evaluate the relationship between scoliosis and respiratory dysfunction and pain, together with the frequency of scoliosis in Turkish DMD patients.