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What is Becker Muscular Dystrophy?

What is Becker Muscular Dystrophy?

A genetic recessive disease that affects muscles. Becker Muscular Dystrophy is a subtype of Duchenne Muscular ...more »

  • Becker Muscular Dystrophy: A muscular dystrophy charaterised by enlargement of muscles.
  • Becker Muscular Dystrophy: a form of muscular dystrophy that set in in adolescence or adulthood and progresses slowly but will affect all voluntary muscles; characterized by generalized weakness and muscle wasting that affects limb and trunk muscles first; similar to Duchenne's muscular dystrophy but less severe; inheritance is X-linked recessive (carried by females but affecting only males).
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Becker Muscular Dystrophy is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Becker Muscular Dystrophy, or a subtype of Becker Muscular Dystrophy, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Becker Muscular Dystrophy: Introduction

Types of Becker Muscular Dystrophy:

Broader types of Becker Muscular Dystrophy:

How serious is Becker Muscular Dystrophy?

Complications of Becker Muscular Dystrophy: see complications of Becker Muscular Dystrophy

What causes Becker Muscular Dystrophy?

Causes of Becker Muscular Dystrophy: see causes of Becker Muscular Dystrophy

What are the symptoms of Becker Muscular Dystrophy?

Symptoms of Becker Muscular Dystrophy: see symptoms of Becker Muscular Dystrophy

Complications of Becker Muscular Dystrophy: see complications of Becker Muscular Dystrophy

Can anyone else get Becker Muscular Dystrophy?

Inheritance: see inheritance of Becker Muscular Dystrophy

Inheritance of genetic conditions: see details in inheritance of genetic diseases.

Becker Muscular Dystrophy: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Becker Muscular Dystrophy.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Becker Muscular Dystrophy.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Becker Muscular Dystrophy: Neurologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Becker Muscular Dystrophy.
Treatments for Becker Muscular Dystrophy: see treatments for Becker Muscular Dystrophy
Research for Becker Muscular Dystrophy: see research for Becker Muscular Dystrophy

Organs Affected by Becker Muscular Dystrophy:

Organs and body systems related to Becker Muscular Dystrophy include:

Name and Aliases of Becker Muscular Dystrophy

Main name of condition: Becker Muscular Dystrophy

Class of Condition for Becker Muscular Dystrophy: genetic x-linked recessive

Other names or spellings for Becker Muscular Dystrophy:

Becker's muscular dystrophy

Becker muscular dystrophy
Source - WordNet 2.1

Benign pseudohypertrophic muscular dystrophy, Muscular dystrophy pseudohypertrophic progressive, Becker type, Muscular dystrophy, Becker type, Becker's muscular dystrophy, BMD (Becker muscular dystrophy)
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Becker Muscular Dystrophy: Related Conditions

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