Becker disease


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Beck·er dis·ease

(bek'ĕr),
an obscure South African cardiomyopathy leading to rapidly fatal congestive heart failure and idiopathic mural endomyocardial disease.

Becker disease

(bĕk′ər)
n.
An autosomal recessive form of myotonia congenita that is more severe than Thomsen disease and may include episodes of muscle weakness.

Beck·er dis·ease

(bek'ĕr di-zēz')
An obscure South African cardiomyopathy leading to rapidly fatal congestive heart failure and idiopathic mural endomyocardial disease.
Synonym(s): dilated cardiomyopathy.

Becker,

J.P.,
Becker disease - an obscure South African cardiomyopathy leading to rapidly fatal congestive heart failure and idiopathic mural endomyocardial disease.
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The similarity between the myocardial dystrophy observed in ARVC and the skeletal muscular dystrophy observed in Duchenne and Becker diseases and the structural homology between the [alpha]-actinin gene and the amino-terminal domain of dystrophin are all highly suggestive of a defective [alpha]-actinin gene.