What is the role of biopsy in the workup of Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy (EDMD)?

Updated: May 23, 2019
  • Author: Eli S Neiman, DO, FACN; Chief Editor: Amy Kao, MD  more...
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A muscle biopsy should be obtained in all patients with presumed EDMD for routine histologic staining. For immunohistochemical studies, antibodies to emerin can help confirm the diagnosis.


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