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Becker muscular dystrophy

Disease definition

A rare, genetic muscular dystrophy characterized by progressive muscle wasting and weakness due to degeneration of skeletal, smooth and cardiac muscle.


Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s):
    • BMD
    • Becker dystrophinopathy
  • Prevalence: 1-9 / 100 000
  • Inheritance: X-linked recessive 
  • Age of onset: Childhood
  • ICD-10: G71.0
  • OMIM: 159050  300376
  • UMLS: C0917713
  • MeSH: -
  • GARD: 5900
  • MedDRA: 10059117

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