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Description

Myopathy is a group of muscle diseases that cause weakness and wasting of the muscles. It is caused by a variety of genetic and environmental factors. The most common type of myopathy is called nemaline myopathy, which is a rare, inherited disorder that affects the skeletal muscles. It is characterized by the presence of small, rod-shaped structures called nemaline bodies in the muscle fibers. Symptoms of nemaline myopathy can include muscle weakness, hypotonia, delayed motor milestones, and respiratory problems. Treatment typically involves physical therapy, occupational therapy, and medications to help manage symptoms.

Synonyms
  • Amish-type nemaline myopathy
  • NEM5
  • nemaline myopathy 5

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