J Small Anim Pract. 2019 Aug;60(8):514-517. doi: 10.1111/jsap.12824. Epub 2018 Jan 29. Late-onset Becker-type muscular dystrophy in a Border terrier dog.
Muscular dystrophy in dogs should not be ruled out based on late onset clinical signs and only mildly elevated creatine kinase.
Muscular dystrophy is a group of diseases that cause progressive weakness and is the most common form of adult-onset muscular dystrophy.
The most common form of muscular dystrophy in adults, myotonic dystrophy type 1 has been estimated to affect around 1 in 8,000 people.