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Tubular aggregate myopathy

Other Names for this Disease
  • Myopathy, tubular aggregate
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Tubular aggregate myopathy is a very rare muscle disease where the presence of tubular aggregates represent the major, if not sole, pathologic change in the muscle cell.  It is often characterized by muscle weakness or stiffness, cramps, and exercise induced muscle fatigue.[1][2] The exact cause of the condition is unknown. Sporadic and genetic forms have been reported.[1][3][4]
Last updated: 8/7/2009


  1. Gilchrist JM, Ambler M, Agatiello P. Steroid-responsive tubular aggregate myopathy. Muscle & Nerve. 1991;
  2. Chevessier F et al. Tthe origin of tubular aggregates in human myopathies. J Pathol. 2005;
  3. Kim NR, Suh YL. Tubular aggregate myopathy: A case report. J Korean Med Sci. 2003;
  4. Pandit L, Narayanappa G, Bhat I, Thomas V. Case study: Autosomal recessive tubular aggregate myopathy in an Indian family. European Journal of Paediatric Neurology. 2008;
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