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Inclusion body myopathy 2

Other Names for this Disease
  • Distal myopathy with rimmed vacuoles
  • DMRV
  • GNE myopathy
  • Hereditary inclusion body myopathy
  • HIBM
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How might inclusion body myopathy 2 be treated?

Currently, there is no cure and no way to prevent the progression of a Inclusion body myopathy 2.[5665] Treatment is focused on managing individual symptoms. People with this condition are often evaluated and managed by a multidisciplinary team including neurologists and physiatrists, as well as physical and occupational therapists.[5666]

Researchers at Hadassah, USC, UCLA, UCSD, Johns Hopkins University, Canada, NIH, and Japan are contributing towards finding an effective treatment. Information about treatments which are on the horizon are described in a publication from the Advancement of Research for Myopathies which can be accessed by clicking here. 

Last updated: 1/13/2014

Management Guidelines

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Clinical Trials & Research for this Disease

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