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Becker Muscular Dystrophy

Becker Muscular Dystrophy: Introduction

A genetic recessive disease that affects muscles. Becker Muscular Dystrophy is a subtype of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy where the mutation-caused defect in the dystrophin gene is milder than the classic cases. Hence, the dystrophin protein is less severely affected and hence muscle weakness and degeneration is milder. ...more »

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Definitions of 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)

 

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