A 29-year-old male asked:
difference between duchnne & becker muscular dystrophy. can becker m d discovered in early childhood?
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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.
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Pediatrics 50 years experience
Possible but...: The onset of weakness is later in becker than in duchenne dystrophy.
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Last updated Oct 4, 2016
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