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5 Facts you should know about

Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD)

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Primary signs of BMD are progressive weakness and wasting of the skeletal and cardiac muscles

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Primarily affects males

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Muscle weakness usually becomes apparent between the ages of 5 and 15

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Cardiomyopathy is the first sign in some cases

5

BMD is related to Duchenne muscular dystrophy in that both result from a mutation in the dystrophin gene, but BMD has a milder course

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