Korean J Med.  1997 May;52(5):708-711.

A Case of Becker Muscular Dystrophy Associated With Dilated Cardiomyopathy

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Medicine, University, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Korea.
  • 2Department of Neurology, University, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

Dilated cardiomyopaty is a rare occurrence in Hecker muscular dystropy. We report a case of Becken muscular dystrophy in 28 old man who presented with dyspnea, progressive muscle weakness, and dilated cardiomyopathy with severe left ventricular dysfunction which was detected by echocardiograpy. Muscle biopsy demonstrated diffuse degenerated changes consistent with progressive muscular dystropy, His brother has also Becker muscular dystrophy and dilated cardiomyopathy, The patient is on NYHA Class II~III with medical therapy.

Keyword

Backer muscular dystrophy; Dilated cardiomyopaty

MeSH Terms

Biopsy
Cardiomyopathy, Dilated*
Dyspnea
Humans
Muscle Weakness
Muscular Dystrophies
Muscular Dystrophy, Duchenne*
Siblings
Ventricular Dysfunction, Left
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