Muscular Dystrophy, Duchenne


Becker Muscular Dystrophy

Becker's Muscular Dystrophy

Cardiomyopathy, Dilated, 3B

Cardiomyopathy, Dilated, X-Linked

Childhood Muscular Dystrophy, Pseudohypertrophic

Childhood Pseudohypertrophic Muscular Dystrophy

Duchenne Becker Muscular Dystrophy

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Duchenne Type Progressive Muscular Dystrophy

Duchenne and Becker Muscular Dystrophy

Duchenne-Becker Muscular Dystrophy

Duchenne-Type Progressive Muscular Dystrophy

Muscular Dystrophy Pseudohypertrophic Progressive, Becker Type

Muscular Dystrophy, Becker

Muscular Dystrophy, Becker Type

Muscular Dystrophy, Becker's

Muscular Dystrophy, Childhood, Pseudohypertrophic

Muscular Dystrophy, Duchenne Type

Muscular Dystrophy, Duchenne and Becker Types

Muscular Dystrophy, Duchenne-Becker

Muscular Dystrophy, Pseudohypertrophic

Muscular Dystrophy, Pseudohypertrophic Progressive, Becker Type

Muscular Dystrophy, Pseudohypertrophic Progressive, Duchenne Type

Muscular Dystrophy, Pseudohypertrophic, Childhood

Progressive Muscular Dystrophy, Duchenne Type

Pseudohypertrophic Childhood Muscular Dystrophy

Pseudohypertrophic Muscular Dystrophy

Pseudohypertrophic Muscular Dystrophy, Childhood

An X-linked recessive muscle disease caused by an inability to synthesize DYSTROPHIN, which is involved with maintaining the integrity of the sarcolemma. Muscle fibers undergo a process that features degeneration and regeneration. Clinical manifestations include proximal weakness in the first few years of life, pseudohypertrophy, cardiomyopathy (see MYOCARDIAL DISEASES), and an increased incidence of impaired mentation. Becker muscular dystrophy is a closely related condition featuring a later onset of disease (usually adolescence) and a slowly progressive course. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1415)

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