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Miyoshi myopathy

Miyoshi myopathy: Introduction

Miyoshi myopathy: A rare genetic condition characterized by slow-progressing muscle weakness and atrophy that starts in the calves and progresses to the rest of the legs and arms. Occasionally the hips and shoulders may be affected but the heart and facial muscles are spared. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Miyoshi myopathy is available below.

Symptoms of Miyoshi myopathy

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Miyoshi myopathy: Complications

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Causes of Miyoshi myopathy

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Disease Topics Related To Miyoshi myopathy

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Miyoshi myopathy: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Miyoshi myopathy

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Miyoshi myopathy: Animations

Prognosis for Miyoshi myopathy

Prognosis for Miyoshi myopathy: bedridden in about 15 years

Research about Miyoshi myopathy

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Statistics for Miyoshi myopathy

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Definitions of Miyoshi myopathy:

Miyoshi myopathy is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Miyoshi myopathy, or a subtype of Miyoshi 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 Miyoshi myopathy as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet


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