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Muscular Dystrophy, Duchenne MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Muscular Dystrophy, Duchenne
Tree Number(s)
C05.651.534.500.300
C10.668.491.175.500.300
C16.320.322.562
C16.320.577.300
Unique ID
D020388
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D020388
Scope Note
An X-linked recessive muscle disease caused by an inability to synthesize DYSTROPHIN, which is involved with maintaining the integrity of the sarcolemma. Muscle fibers undergo a process that features degeneration and regeneration. Clinical manifestations include proximal weakness in the first few years of life, pseudohypertrophy, cardiomyopathy (see MYOCARDIAL DISEASES), and an increased incidence of impaired mentation. Becker muscular dystrophy is a closely related condition featuring a later onset of disease (usually adolescence) and a slowly progressive course. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1415)
Entry Term(s)
Becker Muscular Dystrophy
Becker's Muscular Dystrophy
Cardiomyopathy, Dilated, 3B
Cardiomyopathy, Dilated, X-Linked
Childhood Muscular Dystrophy, Pseudohypertrophic
Childhood Pseudohypertrophic Muscular Dystrophy
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Duchenne and Becker Muscular Dystrophy
Duchenne-Becker Muscular Dystrophy
Duchenne-Type Progressive Muscular Dystrophy
Muscular Dystrophy Pseudohypertrophic Progressive, Becker Type
Muscular Dystrophy, Becker
Muscular Dystrophy, Becker Type
Muscular Dystrophy, Childhood, Pseudohypertrophic
Muscular Dystrophy, Duchenne Type
Muscular Dystrophy, Duchenne and Becker Types
Muscular Dystrophy, Pseudohypertrophic
Muscular Dystrophy, Pseudohypertrophic Progressive, Becker Type
Muscular Dystrophy, Pseudohypertrophic Progressive, Duchenne Type
Muscular Dystrophy, Pseudohypertrophic, Childhood
Progressive Muscular Dystrophy, Duchenne Type
Pseudohypertrophic Childhood Muscular Dystrophy
Pseudohypertrophic Muscular Dystrophy, Childhood
Previous Indexing
Muscular Dystrophies (1966-1999)
See Also
Dystrophin
Public MeSH Note
2000; see MUSCULAR DYSTROPHIES 1980-1999; for MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY, BECKER & BECKER MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY see MUSCULAR DYSTROPHIES 1991-1999
History Note
2000; use MUSCULAR DYSTROPHIES 1980-1999; for MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY, BECKER & BECKER MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY use MUSCULAR DYSTROPHIES 1991-1999
Date Established
2000/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/11/08
Revision Date
2013/07/08
Muscular Dystrophy, Duchenne Preferred
Duchenne and Becker Muscular Dystrophy Broader
Becker Muscular Dystrophy Related
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