S Korean woman dies after getting tooth extracted at dentist

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A woman who suffered from a rare disease called muscular dystrophy died after getting a tooth extraction at a dental clinic in Gwangju Wednesday, Yonhap News Agency reported.

The 34-year-old woman went into temporary shock and showed difficulty in breathing after the procedure and was taken to the emergency room of a general hospital. She died two hours later.

At the time of her death, she weighed only 28 kilograms due to the disease and poor dental conditions, police said.

Muscular dystrophy, a hereditary disease, is known for causing progressive loss of strength and breakdown of skeletal muscles over time.

A family member of the woman requested an autopsy to figure out the cause of death.


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