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Difference between duchnne & becker muscular dystrophy. Can becker m d discovered in early childhood?

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Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics
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In brief: Possible but...

The onset of weakness is later in becker than in duchenne dystrophy.

In brief: Possible but...

The onset of weakness is later in becker than in duchenne dystrophy.
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Dr. Ayah Elmaghrabi
Pediatrics

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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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