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Rapidly Progressive Heart Failure in a Female Carrier of Becker Muscular Dystrophy with No Skeletal Muscle Symptoms

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Title: Rapidly Progressive Heart Failure in a Female Carrier of Becker Muscular Dystrophy with No Skeletal Muscle Symptoms
Authors: Komoriyama, Hirokazu Browse this author
Fukushima, Arata Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Takahashi, Yumi Browse this author
Kinugawa, Shintaro Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Sera, Fusako Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Ohtani, Tomohito Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Nakamura, Akinori Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Sakata, Yasushi Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Anzai, Toshihisa Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Keywords: Becker muscular dystrophy
female carrier
heart failure
left ventricular assist device
Issue Date: Sep-2019
Publisher: 日本内科学会(The Japanese Society of Internal Medicine)
Journal Title: Internal medicine
Volume: 58
Issue: 17
Start Page: 2545
End Page: 2549
Publisher DOI: 10.2169/internalmedicine.2714-19
Abstract: Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD) carriers are at risk to developing cardiac dysfunction. The prevalence of female BMD carriers remains underestimated, and the disease progression varies. We herein report the case of a young female BMD carrier who developed dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) and heart failure without any skeletal muscle signs. Her cardiac dysfunction progressed over a mere two months, resulting in the need for left ventricular assist device implantation. Her case demonstrates that progressive cardiomyopathy can be the only clinical manifestation in some BMD carriers, suggesting the need for a more aggressive implementation of genetic testing in female DCM patients.
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