This table lists symptoms that people with this disease may have. For most diseases, symptoms will vary from person to person. People with the same disease may not have all the symptoms listed. This information comes from a database called the Human Phenotype Ontology (HPO) . The HPO collects information on symptoms that have been described in medical resources. The HPO is updated regularly. Use the HPO ID to access more in-depth information about a symptom.
|Medical Terms||Other Names||
|Percent of people who have these symptoms is not available through HPO|
|Abnormality of the rib cage||0001547|
|Axial muscle weakness||0003327|
|Failure to thrive||
Weight faltering[ more ]
Flexed joint that cannot be straightened
Diffuse skeletal muscle wasting
Generalized muscle degeneration
Muscle atrophy, generalized[ more ]
Decreased muscle tone
Low muscle tone[ more ]
|Generalized muscle weakness||0003324|
Increased palatal height[ more ]
|High pitched voice||0001620|
|Increased variability in muscle fiber diameter||0003557|
Onset in first year of life
Onset in infancy[ more ]
|Limited neck flexion||
Limited neck flexibility
Low or weak muscle tone
|Poor head control||0002421|
|Reduced vital capacity||0002792|
|Restrictive ventilatory defect||
Stiff lung or chest wall causing decreased lung volume
Decreased body height
Small stature[ more ]
Reduced spine movement
|Type 1 and type 2 muscle fiber minicore regions||0003787|
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.
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