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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.

2

Primarily affects males

3

Ages 5 and 15

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

4

Cardiomyopathy

In some cases, cardiomyopathy is the first sign.

5

Related to Duchenne muscular dystrophy

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

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