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becker muscular dystrophy in children

A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ayah Elmaghrabi
30 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: There is many similarities between them but becker muscular dystrophy tends to have slower and less severe course than duchenne muscular dystrophy. ... Read More
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Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
Possible but...: The onset of weakness is later in becker than in duchenne dystrophy.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Chang
21 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Hmm.: Hard to say - if this refers to you... 31 is a bit "old" for the syndrome but milder forms are seen in older people... Not sure where/why your jumping ... Read More
Dr. Osman Farooq
20 years experience Pediatric Neurology
No: Difficulty walking can occur due to many reasons. Becker muscular dystrophy is one of those reasons... But it is rare compared to most other causes.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Chang
21 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Check this out: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/313417-treatment.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Mosher
20 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Yes but . . .: Yes, there is no reason that a person with duchenne could not reproduce. However, most people with duchenne elect not to because as they get older the ... Read More
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Dr. Lynne Weixel
36 years experience Clinical Psychology
Often rapid decline: This is a very difficult disease and often shortens life significantly. It is genetic so the fact that it reduces fertility can have some benefit too. ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Yes: Fertility isn't affected. All the daughters will be carriers; all the sons will be unaffected unless the mother is a carrier and transmits the gene. T ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
26 years experience Pulmonology
Low 'fighters': With dmd and its subsets, there are some cases with affected white cell lines and the immunoglob as well. Add to this problem of poor muscles power ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Baldwin
15 years experience Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
Impaired muscles: When dmd affects the muscles of breathing, patients have difficulty clearing secretions which can lead to increased infections. Chest pt can be usefu ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Dissin
39 years experience Neurology
X-Linked Reces. MD: Duchenne dystrophy is inherited as an x-linked recessive trait, carried in women. It affects about 1in 3500 male births with no geographic/ethnic vari ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Amster
Specializes in Pediatrics
Genetic disorder: Duchenne's muscular dystrophy is an x linked genetic disorder causing abnormalities of the muscle fiber and eventual degeneration.
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