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X-linked myopathy with excessive autophagy

Other Names for this Disease
  • Myopathy, X-linked, with excessive autophagy
  • XMEA
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How might X-linked myopathy with excessive autophagy be treated?

There are currently no specific treatments for individuals with X-linked myopathy with excessive autophagy (XMEA). Management is typically symptomatic and supportive, focusing on the specific signs and symptoms present in each individual.

For managing myopathies in general, physical therapy and exercise are important for maintaining strength. It is also important to practice good general health measures including a well-balanced nutritional diet, maintenance of normal weight and proper management of any other chronic illnesses.[1]
Last updated: 10/10/2011

  1. Myopathies. American College of Rheumatology. May 2008; Accessed 10/10/2011.

Clinical Trials & Research for this Disease

  • The Centers for Mendelian Genomics program is working to discover the causes of rare genetic disorders. For more information about applying to the research study, please visit their website.
  • The U.S. National Institutes of Health, through the National Library of Medicine, developed to provide patients, family members, and members of the public with current information on clinical research studies. There is a study titled Study of Inherited Neurological Disorders which may be of interest to you. To find this trial, click on the link above.
  • Orphanet lists clinical trials, research studies, and patient registries enrolling people with this condition. Click on Orphanet to view the list.