Becker muscular dystrophy

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a form of muscular dystrophy that sets in in adolescence or adulthood and progresses slowly but will affect all voluntary muscles

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Cardiac involvement in Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy.
Becker muscular dystrophy is a muscle-wasting condition, which usually affects only males.
Clinical characteristics of aged Becker muscular dystrophy patients with onset after 30 years.
Becker muscular dystrophy severity is linked to the structure of dystrophin.
2,3] In MDs, Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD; OMIM #310200) and milder allelic Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD; OMIM #300376) are most commonly observed forms in humans.
Molecular deletion patterns in Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy patients from KwaZulu Natal.
High frequency of de novo deletions in Mexican Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy patients.
Muscular dystrophies encompass a diverse category of disease conditions with a broad spectrum of pathological outcomes, the most common disease manifestations being Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD).
A recent study showed beneficial effects of tadalafil (also known as Cialis) in mice with an animal version of Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy.
Becker muscular dystrophy is similar to DMD but has later onset and slower, more variable progression of symptoms.
Here we describe the generation of induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells from patients with a variety of genetic diseases with either Mendelian or complex inheritance; these diseases include adenosine deaminase deficiency-related severe combined immunodeficiency (ADA-SCID), Shwachman-Bodian-Diamond syndrome (SBDS), Gaucher disease (GD) type III, Duchenne (DMD) and Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD), Parkinson disease (PD), Huntington disease (HD), juvenile-onset, type 1 diabetes mellitus (JDM), Down syndrome (DS)/trisomy 21, and the carrier state of Lesch-Nyhan syndrome.
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD)[5] (MIM 310200) and Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD) (MIM 300376) are common inherited disorders of muscle.
Steve Higginson, from Colwyn Bay, has struggled for many years to find appropriate care to treat his Becker muscular dystrophy in what he says is a "desert" for patients like him.
Parent Project UK was set up by parents and friends of boys with Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy and is campaigning for research funding.
The 23-year-old, who suffers from Becker Muscular Dystrophy, has such severe cardiac muscle involvement that he would not have survived unless given the transplant in October 2002.