In the West Midlands region of Britain, Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is twice as common as expected in Indians, and is less common than expected in Pakistanis. Although the numbers are small, they cannot be explained by any bias of ascertainment and are considered to be real. One possible mechanism for the high frequency of DMD in Indians is the presence of repetitive elements in the wild type gene which predispose to mutations.
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