- Q What are the different types of muscular dystrophy (MD)?
There are a number of different types of muscular dystrophy, each with different symptoms, causes, progression, and related complications. All types of muscular dystrophy are caused by genetic mutations that affect muscle proteins, but the exact... Full Answer
- Q What causes Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD)?
Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy are names for the same disorder caused by genetic mutations in the DMD gene. The DMD gene makes a protein called dystrophin. It is located on the X chromosome, which means that boys inherit the mutation... Full Answer
- Q How is Duchenne muscular dystrophy diagnosed?
The first step in diagnosing Duchenne's muscular dystrophy is a physical exam that includes an evaluation of symptoms and a review of you and your family's medical histories. Then a doctor may perform several tests. Blood tests can test for levels of... Full Answer