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Glossary for Myopathy, congenital fiber-type disproportion

  • Abnormal curvature of the spine: Abnormal curvature of the spine is a deformity or irregular curve of shape of the spine in the back.
  • Arthralgia: Pain in the joints, often a symptom of arthritis.
  • Central Core Disease: A disorder characterized mainly by muscle weakness from infancy.
  • Dengue fever: An acute viral disease characterized by fever, rash and myalgia and caused by a flavivirus which is transmitted by mosquitoes.
  • Genetic Disease: Any disease that is handed down to oneself through the chromosomes of ones parents
  • Limb conditions: Medical conditions affecting the upper or lower limbs.
  • Muscle conditions: Any condition that affects the muscles of the body
  • Muscle weakness: A condition which is characterized by an inability of the muscles to function at their full strenght
  • Musculoskeletal conditions: Medical conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system of bones, muscles and related structures.
  • Myalgia: Muscle aches and pains
  • Nemaline myopathy: A congenital skeletal muscle disease where muscle weakness is caused by the presence of thread-like rods in the muscle cells.
  • No symptoms: The absence of noticable symptoms.
  • Respiratory failure: Failure of the respiratory system
  • Scoliosis: Sideways curvature of the spine
  • Short stature: A rare syndrome characterized mainly by the association of short stature, Pierre Robin sequence, cleft mandible, hand anomalies and clubfoot.
  • Skeletal deformities: Skeletal deformities are anomalies or malformations of the bones.
  • Weakness: Symptoms causing weakness of the body


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