Adult pseudohypertrophic muscular dystrophy

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Adult pseudohypertrophic muscular dystrophy

muscular dystrophy of late onset, often in the second or third decade, with relatively mild course; x-linked recessive inheritance; perhaps allelic with Duchenne's dystrophy, but milder and not a genetic lethal.

Compare: Duchenne dystrophy.

Synonym: Becker type tardive muscular dystrophy.