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What is Vacuolar myopathy?

What is Vacuolar myopathy?

  • Vacuolar myopathy: A term used to describe a group of conditions involving degeneration of the spinal cord. It is most often seen in AIDS patients but also occurs in conditions such as inherited muscle diseases and other neuromuscular conditions.

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Vacuolar myopathy as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Vacuolar myopathy: Introduction

Types of Vacuolar myopathy:

Broader types of Vacuolar myopathy:

What causes Vacuolar myopathy?

Causes of Vacuolar myopathy: see causes of Vacuolar myopathy

What are the symptoms of Vacuolar myopathy?

Symptoms of Vacuolar myopathy: see symptoms of Vacuolar myopathy

Vacuolar myopathy: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Vacuolar myopathy.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Vacuolar myopathy.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Vacuolar myopathy: see treatments for Vacuolar myopathy

Name and Aliases of Vacuolar myopathy

Main name of condition: Vacuolar myopathy

Other names or spellings for Vacuolar myopathy:

Autophagic Vacuolar Myopathy, AVM


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