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What is Myasthenia, familial limb-girdle?

What is Myasthenia, familial limb-girdle?

  • Myasthenia, familial limb-girdle: A rare genetic condition characterized by weakness of the chest and pelvic girdle muscles.

Myasthenia, familial limb-girdle is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Myasthenia, familial limb-girdle, or a subtype of Myasthenia, familial limb-girdle, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Myasthenia, familial limb-girdle: Introduction

Types of Myasthenia, familial limb-girdle:

Broader types of Myasthenia, familial limb-girdle:

How serious is Myasthenia, familial limb-girdle?

Prognosis of Myasthenia, familial limb-girdle: The severity and rate of progression of symptoms varies amongst patients. Patients tend to have little or no response to medications such as acetylcholinesterase inhibitors and cholinergic agents.

What causes Myasthenia, familial limb-girdle?

Causes of Myasthenia, familial limb-girdle: see causes of Myasthenia, familial limb-girdle
Cause of Myasthenia, familial limb-girdle: The condition is inherited in an autosomal recessive manner.

What are the symptoms of Myasthenia, familial limb-girdle?

Symptoms of Myasthenia, familial limb-girdle: see symptoms of Myasthenia, familial limb-girdle

Onset of Myasthenia, familial limb-girdle: Usually early in the first decade of life.

Myasthenia, familial limb-girdle: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Myasthenia, familial limb-girdle.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Myasthenia, familial limb-girdle.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Myasthenia, familial limb-girdle: Medical Geneticist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Myasthenia, familial limb-girdle.
Treatments for Myasthenia, familial limb-girdle: see treatments for Myasthenia, familial limb-girdle

Name and Aliases of Myasthenia, familial limb-girdle

Main name of condition: Myasthenia, familial limb-girdle

Other names or spellings for Myasthenia, familial limb-girdle:

familial limb-girdle myasthenias, Congenital myasthenic syndrome ib

Congenital myasthenic syndrome ib
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Myasthenia, familial limb-girdle: Related Conditions

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