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dc.contributor.author Grech, Neil
dc.contributor.author Degiorgio, Sophie
dc.contributor.editor Aquilina, Josianne
dc.date.accessioned 2016-04-28T12:13:05Z
dc.date.available 2016-04-28T12:13:05Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.citation Minima Medicamenta. 2016, (5), p. 16-19
dc.identifier.uri https://www.um.edu.mt/library/oar//handle/123456789/10140
dc.description.abstract Case report regarding a 23 year old gentleman, presented with difficulty climbing stairs, changes in posture and toe walking. Significant calf hypertrophy was seen on examination. A muscular dystrophy was the probable diagnosis and to confirm, this various investigations were carried out, including: genetic testing, electromyography (EMG), and creatinine kinase (CK) levels. The doctors’ suspicions were confirmed and the patient was diagnosed with a de novo mutation of Becker’s Muscular Dystrophy (BMD). A cardiac work up followed to assess for dilated cardiomyopathy which is associated with BMD, although Mr. K.B. was still asymptomatic. BMD is a very rare disease with an incidence in males as low as 1 in 30,000 people. The prevalence in females is extremely low, as BMD is an X linked disorder. Apart from this, Mr. K.B’s case is particularly more rare due to the fact that genetic studies have shown a de novo mutation, furthermore no other family member is affected by the disease, nor is a carrier. Under Dr. Aquilina’s care, only one other family has been reported in Malta.
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher MMSA
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Muscular dystrophy -- Malta -- Case studies
dc.subject Rare diseases -- Malta -- Case studies
dc.subject Becker muscular dystrophy -- Malta -- Case studies
dc.title Becker’s Muscular Dystrophy : case report
dc.type article
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