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What is Becker's muscular dystrophy (BMD)?

What is Becker's muscular dystrophy (BMD)?

  • Becker's muscular dystrophy (BMD): A slowly progressing muscle wasting disease that affects mainly the hip and shoulder muscles.

Becker's muscular dystrophy (BMD): Introduction

Types of Becker's muscular dystrophy (BMD):

Broader types of Becker's muscular dystrophy (BMD):

Who gets Becker's muscular dystrophy (BMD)?

Gender Ratio for Becker's muscular dystrophy (BMD): almost exclusively in males

How serious is Becker's muscular dystrophy (BMD)?

Complications of Becker's muscular dystrophy (BMD): see complications of Becker's muscular dystrophy (BMD)

What causes Becker's muscular dystrophy (BMD)?

Causes of Becker's muscular dystrophy (BMD): see causes of Becker's muscular dystrophy (BMD)

What are the symptoms of Becker's muscular dystrophy (BMD)?

Symptoms of Becker's muscular dystrophy (BMD): see symptoms of Becker's muscular dystrophy (BMD)

Complications of Becker's muscular dystrophy (BMD): see complications of Becker's muscular dystrophy (BMD)

Onset of Becker's muscular dystrophy (BMD): usually 2nd or 3rd decade

Becker's muscular dystrophy (BMD): Testing

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Becker's muscular dystrophy (BMD).

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Becker's muscular dystrophy (BMD): Neurologist, Medical Geneticist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Becker's muscular dystrophy (BMD).
Treatments for Becker's muscular dystrophy (BMD): see treatments for Becker's muscular dystrophy (BMD)

Name and Aliases of Becker's muscular dystrophy (BMD)

Main name of condition: Becker's muscular dystrophy (BMD)

Other names or spellings for Becker's muscular dystrophy (BMD):

benign juvenile muscular dystrophy, progressive tardive muscular dystrophy

Becker's muscular dystrophy (BMD): Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Becker's muscular dystrophy (BMD):

 

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