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Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy

Disease definition

A group of rare, genetic, progressive muscular dystrophies, including Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD) and a symptomatic form in female carriers. The diseases represent a spectrum of severity ranging from progressive skeletal and cardiac muscle wasting and weakness (DMD, BMD) to less severe muscle weakness or isolated cardiomyopathy affecting carrier females.

ORPHA:262

Classification level: Group of disorders
  • Synonym(s):
    • Severe dystrophinopathy, Duchenne and Becker type
  • Prevalence: 1-9 / 100 000
  • Inheritance: X-linked recessive 
  • Age of onset: Adolescent, Adult, Childhood
  • ICD-10: G71.0
  • OMIM: -
  • UMLS: C0917713  C3542021
  • MeSH: -
  • GARD: -
  • MedDRA: -

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