Gower's sign in a child with DMD

Gower's sign which indicates proximal muscle or hip muscle weakness. 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.

Besides, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, it may also be seen in:

  1. Other muscular dystrophies
  2. Proximal ascending pseudomyopathic diseases
  3. Spinal muscular atrophy
  4. Polymyositides
  5. Discitis
  6. Juvenile idiopathic arthritis

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