Genetic disease often predisposes to neoplastic processes because of either alterations in both oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes or imbalances in the cell cycle. The authors present the case of a 15-year-old boy with Hodgkin's disease associated with Becker muscular dystrophy. Becker muscular dystrophy is an X-linked neuromuscular disease due to in-frame mutations in the dystrophin gene, and it is considered a milder variant of Duchenne muscular dystrophy. In most patients with Becker muscular dystrophy, the myopathic process affects the myocardium, leading to cardiomyopathy.
- Becker muscular dystrophy
- Genetic disease
- Hodgkin's disease
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health