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Becker Muscular Dystrophy

ICD-9 Classification / Treatment
Etiology / Epidemiology / Natural History Associated Injuries / Differential Diagnosis
Anatomy Complications
Clinical Evaluation Follow-up Care
Xray / Diagnositc Tests Review References

synonyms:Becker Muscular Dystrophy, BMD

Becker Muscular Dystrophy ICD-9

Becker Muscular Dystrophy Etiology / Epidemiology / Natural History

  • Deficiency of dystrophin. Dystrophin is structural protein in skeletal and cardiac muscle. Links intracellular actin framework to extracellular matrix.
  • x-linked inheritance
  • Ambulatory into teen years. Life expectancy limited to 4th decade.

Becker Muscular Dystrophy Anatomy

Becker Muscular Dystrophy Clinical Evaluation

Becker Muscular Dystrophy Xray / Diagnositc Tests

Becker Muscular Dystrophy Classification / Treatment

  • Corticosteriods
  • Current research aimed at genetic modification of dystrophic muscle cells to express dystrophin.
  • Prone to cardiomyophathy(need cardiology evaluation)

Becker Muscular Dystrophy Associated Injuries / Differential Diagnosis

Becker Muscular Dystrophy Complications

Becker Muscular Dystrophy Follow-up Care

Becker Muscular Dystrophy Review References


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