The Human Phenotype Ontology (HPO) provides the following list of features that have been reported in people with this condition. Much of the information in the HPO comes from Orphanet, a European rare disease database. If available, the list includes a rough estimate of how common a feature is (its frequency). Frequencies are based on a specific study and may not be representative of all studies. You can use the MedlinePlus Medical Dictionary for definitions of the terms below.
|Signs and Symptoms||Approximate number of patients (when available)|
|Dilated cardiomyopathy||Very rare
(present in 1%-4% of cases)
|Autosomal recessive inheritance||-|
|Congenital muscular dystrophy||-|
|Delayed speech and language development||-|
|Elevated serum creatine phosphokinase||-|
Making a diagnosis for a genetic or rare disease can often be challenging. Healthcare professionals typically look at a person’s medical history, symptoms, physical exam, and laboratory test results in order to make a diagnosis. The following resources provide information relating to diagnosis and testing for this condition. If you have questions about getting a diagnosis, you should contact a healthcare professional.
Living with a genetic or rare disease can impact the daily lives of patients and families. These resources can help families navigate various aspects of living with a rare disease.
These resources provide more information about this condition or associated symptoms. The in-depth resources contain medical and scientific language that may be hard to understand. You may want to review these resources with a medical professional.
New Directions in Biology and Disease of Skeletal Muscle
Sunday, June 29, 2014 -
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Location: Chicago, IL
Description: The goals of the New Directions conference are to: (1) provide a unique forum for presentation and sharing of unpublished data, (2) promote collaboration between industry and academic investigators, (3) provide an interactive forum for clinical trial planning and outcome measure development, (4) facilitate the identification of both common and unique targets for each neuromuscular disease, and (5) provide trainees and young investigators a forum in which to present data and to encourage trainees to remain studying neuromuscular disease.
Contact: Dr. John D. Porter, 301-496-5739,email@example.com
Co-funding Institute(s): National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Office of Rare Diseases Research
Congenital Muscular Dystrophy: From Clinical Pathology to Underlying Scientific Mechanisms, Exploring the Role of the Myomatrix
Sunday, April 22, 2012 -
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Location: University of Nevada School of Medicine, Center for Molecular Medicine, Reno, NV
Description: The goals of the conference are to: 1) Establish the current state of knowledge in different myomatrix research areas germane to the CMDs and to dystrophic pathology, 2) Explore novel mechanisms, intersections and crosstalk of relevant mechanisms and perform comparative analysis across disease models, 3) Design effective strategies and platforms to pursue treatment development for key aspects of CMD clinical pathology to drive future translational opportunities
Contact: Dr. Glen Nuckolls, NIAMS(301) firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-funding Institute(s): National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, Office of Rare Diseases Research
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