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What is Vacuolar Cardiomyopathy and Myopathy, X-linked?

What is Vacuolar Cardiomyopathy and Myopathy, X-linked?

  • Vacuolar Cardiomyopathy and Myopathy, X-linked: A rare inherited disorder characterized by severe heart problems, varying degrees of muscle weakness and often mental retardation. Other symptoms such as mental retardation may also occur. The genetic anomaly manifests as a deficiency of a protein called LAMP-2 (Lysosomal-Associated Membrane Protein 2) which affects lysosomes.

Vacuolar Cardiomyopathy and Myopathy, X-linked: Introduction

Types of Vacuolar Cardiomyopathy and Myopathy, X-linked:

Broader types of Vacuolar Cardiomyopathy and Myopathy, X-linked:

How serious is Vacuolar Cardiomyopathy and Myopathy, X-linked?

Prognosis of Vacuolar Cardiomyopathy and Myopathy, X-linked: The extent and severity of the condition is variable - some patients don't have muscle problems or mental retardation. Females are carriers and such tend to have a later onset of symptoms but may still develop quite severe symptoms. Sudden death due to heart failure can occur during the teenage years for males and in the forties for females. Heart symptoms can progress quite rapidly, going from virtually no symptoms to heart failure within six months in some cases. Most male patients die before the age of twenty but female patients can live for up to 40 years or longer.
Complications of Vacuolar Cardiomyopathy and Myopathy, X-linked: see complications of Vacuolar Cardiomyopathy and Myopathy, X-linked

What causes Vacuolar Cardiomyopathy and Myopathy, X-linked?

Causes of Vacuolar Cardiomyopathy and Myopathy, X-linked: see causes of Vacuolar Cardiomyopathy and Myopathy, X-linked

What are the symptoms of Vacuolar Cardiomyopathy and Myopathy, X-linked?

Symptoms of Vacuolar Cardiomyopathy and Myopathy, X-linked: see symptoms of Vacuolar Cardiomyopathy and Myopathy, X-linked

Complications of Vacuolar Cardiomyopathy and Myopathy, X-linked: see complications of Vacuolar Cardiomyopathy and Myopathy, X-linked

Onset of Vacuolar Cardiomyopathy and Myopathy, X-linked: During childhood in males and late adolescence or adulthood in females.

Vacuolar Cardiomyopathy and Myopathy, X-linked: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Vacuolar Cardiomyopathy and Myopathy, X-linked.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Vacuolar Cardiomyopathy and Myopathy, X-linked.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Vacuolar Cardiomyopathy and Myopathy, X-linked: see treatments for Vacuolar Cardiomyopathy and Myopathy, X-linked

Name of Vacuolar Cardiomyopathy and Myopathy, X-linked

Main name of condition: Vacuolar Cardiomyopathy and Myopathy, X-linked

 

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