Becker Muscular Dystrophy (BMD)
What is Becker Muscular Dystrophy?
Becker Muscular Dystrophy (BMD) is
named after German doctor Peter Emil Becker, who first
distinguished the symptoms from other muscular dystrophies in the
mid 1950s. BMD is considered to be a milder form of Duchenne
Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), as both are caused by mutations in the
same gene, and thus has similar symptoms. For more
information about Becker Muscular Dystrophy
Dystrophin protein is needed for healthy muscle cell
function. A genetic fault in the code for this protein means that
the muscle cells are easily damaged. This damage builds up over
time and leads to the muscle weakness experienced in BMD. Image
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This page was reviewed 19 Feb 2016