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What is Becker disease?

What is Becker disease?

  • Becker disease: A rare inherited neuromuscular disorder characterized by muscle stiffness when movement is initiated and difficulty relaxing muscles after movement had occurred. Becker disease is a recessively inherited form of myotonia congenita and usually occurs later in childhood than the dominantly inherited form and muscle stiffness is usually more severe.

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

Becker disease: Introduction

Types of Becker disease:

Broader types of Becker disease:

What causes Becker disease?

Causes of Becker disease: see causes of Becker disease

What are the symptoms of Becker disease?

Symptoms of Becker disease: see symptoms of Becker disease

Onset of Becker disease: late childhood

Becker disease: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Becker disease.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Becker disease.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Becker disease: Medical Geneticist, Neurologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Becker disease.
Treatments for Becker disease: see treatments for Becker disease
Research for Becker disease: see research for Becker disease

Name and Aliases of Becker disease

Main name of condition: Becker disease

Other names or spellings for Becker disease:

myotonia congenital, recessive, myotonia dystrophica

Myotonia congenita, Myotonia congenita, autosomal dominant, THD, Thomsen disease, Congenital myopathy, Batten Turner congenital myopathy
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Becker disease: Related Conditions

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