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Nemaline myopathy 1: A very rare inherited muscle disorder and is characterized by muscle weakness caused by the presence of nemaline rods in the muscle tissue which affects its function. There are at least 7 different subtypes of nemaline myopathy, each with a different genetic defect. The severity of the symptoms may vary greatly even among patients within a particular subtype of the disorder. Type 1 is caused by a defect on the tropomyosin 3 gene on chromosome 1q22. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Nemaline myopathy 1 is available below.
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