Vol. 3, Issue 7 (2017)
Case report: Becker’s muscular dystrophy
Author(s): Dr. Shubhanjali Joshi, Dr. Shraddha Shrivastava, Dr. CB Pandey, Dr. Pragya Shrotriya, Dr. Aditi Dixit
Abstract: A case report of 27yrs old male patient presented with c/o difficulty in climbing stairs, lifting heavy weight, difficulty in standing from sitting position since last 12ys. Significant calf muscle hypertrophy was seen on examination. A muscular dystrophy was the probable diagnosis and to confirm this various investigations were carried out, including electromyography (EMG) and creatinine kinase (ck) levels. A cardiac workup followed to assess for dilated cardiomyopathy which is associated with Becker’s Muscular Dystrophy. It mainly affects male and prevalence in females is extremely low, as BMD is a X linked disorder.