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Becker Muscular Dystrophy Differential Diagnoses

  • Author: Benjamin R Mandac, MD, MD; Chief Editor: Stephen Kishner, MD, MHA  more...
Updated: Sep 03, 2015

Diagnostic Considerations

These include the following:

  • Duchenne muscular dystrophy
  • Distal muscular dystrophy
  • Scapulohumeral dystrophy
  • Spinal muscular atrophy
  • Toxic or metabolic disorders
  • Spinal cord tumors
  • Inflammatory myopathy

Differential Diagnoses

Contributor Information and Disclosures

Benjamin R Mandac, MD, MD Chief Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Medical Director Pediatric Rehabilitation Kaiser Permanente at Santa Clara

Benjamin R Mandac, MD, MD is a member of the following medical societies: American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Specialty Editor Board

Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy; Editor-in-Chief, Medscape Drug Reference

Disclosure: Received salary from Medscape for employment. for: Medscape.

Kat Kolaski, MD Assistant Professor, Departments of Orthopedic Surgery and Pediatrics, Wake Forest University School of Medicine

Kat Kolaski, MD is a member of the following medical societies: American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Chief Editor

Stephen Kishner, MD, MHA Professor of Clinical Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program Director, Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans

Stephen Kishner, MD, MHA is a member of the following medical societies: American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Additional Contributors

Elizabeth A Moberg-Wolff, MD Medical Director, Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine Associates

Elizabeth A Moberg-Wolff, MD is a member of the following medical societies: American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

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