Becker Muscular Dystrophy Questions & Answers

Updated: Mar 17, 2021
  • Author: Benjamin R Mandac, MD; Chief Editor: Stephen Kishner, MD, MHA  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD)?

What are the signs and symptoms of Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD)?

How is Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD) diagnosed?

How is Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD) treated?

What is the pathophysiology of Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD)?

What is the prevalence of Becker muscular dystrophy?

What are the mortality and morbidity associated with Becker muscular dystrophy?

What are the sexual predilections of Becker muscular dystrophy?

At what age does Becker muscular dystrophy typically present?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD)?

Which physical findings are characteristic of Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD)?

What causes Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD)?

DDX

Which conditions are included in the differential diagnoses of Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD)?

What are the differential diagnoses for Becker Muscular Dystrophy?

Workup

What is the role of lab tests in the workup of Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD)?

What is the role of genetic testing in the workup of Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD)?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD)?

What is the role of cardiac testing in the workup of Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD)?

What is the role of pulmonary function testing (PFT) in the workup of Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD)?

What is the role of EMG in the workup of Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD)?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD)?

Treatment

What is the role of physical therapy (PT) in the treatment of Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD)?

What is the role of occupational therapy (OT) in the treatment of Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD)?

What is the role of speech therapy in the treatment of Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD)?

What is the role of recreational therapy in the treatment of Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD)?

What are the possible complications of Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD)?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD)?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD)?

What is the role of myoblast and stem cell therapies in the treatment of Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD)?

What is the role of steroids in the treatment of Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD)?

What is the role of gene therapy in the treatment of Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD)?

Medications

What is the role of medications in the treatment of Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD)?

Follow-up

What is included in the long-term monitoring of Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD)?

What is the role of the physiatrist in the treatment of Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD)?

What is the role of genetic testing in the prevention of Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD)?

What are the possible complications of Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD)?

What is included in patient education about Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD)?