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What is Muscular dystrophy, Duchenne and Becker type?

What is Muscular dystrophy, Duchenne and Becker type?

  • Muscular dystrophy, Duchenne and Becker type: An inherited l disorder characterized by progressive muscle weakness. The disorder is caused by a genetic anomaly and results in insufficient quantities of or ineffective dystrophin which is needed for normal muscle functioning. The disorder is expressed in males but females can be carriers.

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Muscular dystrophy, Duchenne and Becker type as a "rare disease".
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Muscular dystrophy, Duchenne and Becker type: Introduction

Types of Muscular dystrophy, Duchenne and Becker type:

Broader types of Muscular dystrophy, Duchenne and Becker type:

How many people get Muscular dystrophy, Duchenne and Becker type?

Prevalance of Muscular dystrophy, Duchenne and Becker type: 1 per 3,500 - 5,000 male newborns suffer from muscular dystrophy, Duchenne and Becker types, Genetics Home Reference website
Prevalance Rate of Muscular dystrophy, Duchenne and Becker type: approx 1 in 3,500 or 0.03% or 77,714 people in USA [about data]

How serious is Muscular dystrophy, Duchenne and Becker type?

Complications of Muscular dystrophy, Duchenne and Becker type: see complications of Muscular dystrophy, Duchenne and Becker type

What causes Muscular dystrophy, Duchenne and Becker type?

Causes of Muscular dystrophy, Duchenne and Becker type: see causes of Muscular dystrophy, Duchenne and Becker type

What are the symptoms of Muscular dystrophy, Duchenne and Becker type?

Symptoms of Muscular dystrophy, Duchenne and Becker type: see symptoms of Muscular dystrophy, Duchenne and Becker type

Complications of Muscular dystrophy, Duchenne and Becker type: see complications of Muscular dystrophy, Duchenne and Becker type

Muscular dystrophy, Duchenne and Becker type: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Muscular dystrophy, Duchenne and Becker type.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Muscular dystrophy, Duchenne and Becker type.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Muscular dystrophy, Duchenne and Becker type: Medical Geneticist, Neurologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Muscular dystrophy, Duchenne and Becker type.
Treatments for Muscular dystrophy, Duchenne and Becker type: see treatments for Muscular dystrophy, Duchenne and Becker type

Name and Aliases of Muscular dystrophy, Duchenne and Becker type

Main name of condition: Muscular dystrophy, Duchenne and Becker type

Other names or spellings for Muscular dystrophy, Duchenne and Becker type:

Dystrophinopathy

Muscular dystrophy, Duchenne and Becker type: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Muscular dystrophy, Duchenne and Becker type:

 

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