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Oculopharyngeal Muscular Dystrophy

Oculopharyngeal Muscular Dystrophy: Introduction

Oculopharyngeal Muscular Dystrophy: A group of genetic muscle-wasting diseases which affects mainly the eyes and throat. Weakness in limb and facial muscles can occur in later stages. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Oculopharyngeal Muscular Dystrophy is available below.

Symptoms of Oculopharyngeal Muscular Dystrophy

  • Progressive ptosis
  • Progressive swallowing difficulty
  • Characteristic face
  • Progressive weakness of eye muscles
  • Progressive weakness of throat muscles
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Prognosis for Oculopharyngeal Muscular Dystrophy: The condition usually progresses slowly.

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Definitions of Oculopharyngeal Muscular Dystrophy:

An autosomal dominant hereditary disease that presents in late in life and is characterized by DYSPHAGIA and progressive ptosis of the eyelids. Mutations in the gene for POLY(A)-BINDING PROTEIN II have been associated with oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy. - (Source - Diseases Database)

A form of muscular dystrophy that usually begins between early adulthood and middle age and first affects muscles of the eyelid and throat; progresses slowly with swallowing problems common as the disease progresses; inheritance is autosomal dominant - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Oculopharyngeal Muscular Dystrophy as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

 

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