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difference between duchnne & becker muscular dystrophy. can becker m d discovered in early childhood?

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Dr. Ayah Elmaghrabi
Pediatrics 30 years experience
Yes: There is many similarities between them but becker muscular dystrophy tends to have slower and less severe course than duchenne muscular dystrophy. Though patients with becker's can be discovered early they can go undiagnosed till their thirties.
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Possible but...: The onset of weakness is later in becker than in duchenne dystrophy.

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