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MYH7-related scapuloperoneal myopathy

Other Names for this Disease
  • Scapuloperoneal muscular dystrophy
  • Scapuloperoneal myopathy, MYH7-related
  • Scapuloperoneal syndrome, myopathic type
  • SPMD
  • SPMM
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MYH7-related scapuloperoneal myopathy is an inherited muscular dystrophy characterized by weakness and wasting of the muscles in the lower legs and the area of the shoulder blades. In some individuals, facial muscles may also be affected. While the progression varies from case to case, it tends to be relatively slow. Some cases of scapuloperoneal myopathy are caused by mutations in the MYH7 gene. Autosomal dominant inheritance is suggested in these cases.[1][2] Treatment is symptomatic and supportive.[1]  
Last updated: 8/9/2012


  1. Scapuloperoneal myopathy. National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD). 2007; Accessed 8/9/2012.
  2. Scapuloperoneal myopathy, MYH7-related. Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM). 2008; Accessed 8/9/2012.
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