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What is Brody myopathy?

What is Brody myopathy?

  • Brody myopathy: A form of neuromuscular disease caused by a genetic defect. The muscles have difficulty relaxing after exercise or strong movements such as making a fist or forcefully closing eyes.

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

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

Brody myopathy: Introduction

Types of Brody myopathy:

Broader types of Brody myopathy:

What causes Brody myopathy?

Causes of Brody myopathy: see causes of Brody myopathy

What are the symptoms of Brody myopathy?

Symptoms of Brody myopathy: see symptoms of Brody myopathy

Brody myopathy: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Brody myopathy.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Brody myopathy.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Brody myopathy: Medical Geneticist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Brody myopathy.
Treatments for Brody myopathy: see treatments for Brody myopathy

Name and Aliases of Brody myopathy

Main name of condition: Brody myopathy

Other names or spellings for Brody myopathy:

Autosomal recessive Brody myopathy

Autosomal recessive Brody myopathy
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)


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