Duchenne & Becker muscular dystrophy – causes, symptoms, treatment & pathology

What are Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy? Muscular dystrophy is where the muscles weaken and lose muscle mass; in this case, both Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy are caused by a genetic mutation in the dystrophin gene. Subscribe – https://goo.gl/w5aaaV. More videos – https://goo.gl/UhOKiM. Support us on Patreon – https://goo.gl/ZGHEk4.

This video covers the pathophysiology of both, as well as clinical signs and symptoms, and diagnosis, and management.

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Sources:
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Audio/visuals: Tanner Marshall, MS
Script: Philip M. Boone, MD, PhD
Reviewer: Rishi Desai, MD, MPH

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