Professor Park Jin – Sung of Chilgok Kyungpook National University Hospital and Professor Hee Jin Song of Kyungpook National University conducted a joint research on Tension Muscular Dystrophy and found that it was the first in Korea to have abnormal findings in the brain MRI test of patients with Tension Muscular Dystrophy.
Tension muscular dystrophy is the most common hereditary musculoskeletal disease that occurs in adults. It is usually accompanied by systemic complications such as heart disease, cataracts, and diabetes, as well as loss of muscles and worsening of the muscular strength of hands or feet.
To date, this disease has been studied extensively in muscle-related complications, but several studies have recently found that cognitive decline and brain degenerative changes are accompanied.
Professor Park Jin-Sung and Professor Song Hee-jin also confirmed that the patients with tension-type muscular dystrophy had abnormality in brain MRI examination for the first time in Korea. Diffusion tensor image analysis showed that the typical motor nerve cell, cortical spinal cord, In the first place through objective data.
The results of this study were published in the current issue of Scientific reports, Nature's sister magazine, this year.
"We will continue to collaborate to further study the 'tension-induced muscular dystrophy' disease and ultimately approach the therapeutic approach," the research team said.
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