Muscular Dystrophy Becker's
Characteristics of Becker's muscular dystrophy:
- Slowly progressive muscle weakness.
- Weakness is most common in the legs and pelvis.
- Muscle weakness also occurs in the arms, neck, and other areas.
- Symptoms usually develop between the ages of 7 and 26 years.
- The heart muscle becomes weak in almost all cases.
- Mental retardation may occur.
- Deformities of the bones may occur.
- Disability progresses slowly.
- People with Becker's muscular dystrophy usually live longer than 40 years of age.
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