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What is Nemaline myopathy?

What is Nemaline myopathy?

  • Nemaline myopathy: A congenital skeletal muscle disease where muscle weakness is caused by the presence of thread-like rods in the muscle cells.

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

Nemaline myopathy: Introduction

Types of Nemaline myopathy:

Broader types of Nemaline myopathy:

How serious is Nemaline myopathy?

Prognosis of Nemaline myopathy: generally a progressive but unpredictable condition
Complications of Nemaline myopathy: see complications of Nemaline myopathy

What causes Nemaline myopathy?

Causes of Nemaline myopathy: see causes of Nemaline myopathy

What are the symptoms of Nemaline myopathy?

Symptoms of Nemaline myopathy: see symptoms of Nemaline myopathy

Complications of Nemaline myopathy: see complications of Nemaline myopathy

How is it treated?

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

Name and Aliases of Nemaline myopathy

Main name of condition: Nemaline myopathy

Other names or spellings for Nemaline myopathy:

congenital rod disease, rod myopathy

Severe infantile nemaline myopathy (type), Nemaline myopathy 1, Autosomal Dominant, Adult onset nemaline myopathy (type), Congenital mild nemaline myopathy (type), NEM1
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Nemaline myopathy: Related Conditions

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