Journal article

Cognitive and psychological profile of males with Becker muscular dystrophy

Helen K Young, Belinda A Barton, Susan Waisbren, Lourdes Portales Dale, Monique M Ryan, Richard I Webster, Kathryn N North

JOURNAL OF CHILD NEUROLOGY | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2008

Abstract

Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy are allelic X-linked disorders causing progressive muscle weakness in males. Duchenne muscular dystrophy is caused by absence of dystrophin in muscle and brain; boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy have a static cognitive impairment with mean Full Scale IQ approximately 1 standard deviation below the mean. Less is known of the cognitive profile of males with Becker muscular dystrophy, which is associated with variable alterations in the amount or size of the dystrophin protein. The aim of this study was to describe the cognitive and psychological profile of males with Becker muscular dystrophy. This was a prospective cohort study. Clinical data collect..

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