Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophies are progressive muscle
diseases primarily affecting skeletal and cardiac muscle. Duchenne
muscular dystrophy usually manifests in early childhood with delayed
milestones and proximal muscle weakness. The disease is rapidly
progressive with most affected individuals being wheelchair bound
by age 12. Few survive beyond the third decade with respiratory
complications and cardiomyopathy being common causes of death. Becker
muscular dystrophy is characterized by later-onset skeletal muscle
weakness, and individuals remain ambulatory into their 20s. Carrier
females of these gene mutations are at increased risk for dilated
cardiomyopathy and cardiac conduction defects. DNA analysis of the
Duchenne/Becker muscular dystrophy gene is available as well as
carrier testing and prenatal diagnosis.
What a wonderful story, My dauteghr has Limb gridle muscular dystrophy and i am always doing what ever i can to make her life as normal is possible. My god bless you and that man that stay with you all day. It takes a stronge person stay and help wit... read more»
Posted at 3:29am on Monday, September 5th, 2011
Yeah, that's the tckeit, sir or ma'am
Posted at 11:34pm on Sunday, September 4th, 2011
Super informative wrintig; keep it up.
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