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||
|80%-99% of people have these symptoms|
|EMG: myopathic abnormalities||0003458|
|Fatiguable weakness of proximal limb muscles||0030200|
|Muscle fiber tubular inclusions||0100301|
Muscle pain[ more ]
|30%-79% of people have these symptoms|
|Centrally nucleated skeletal muscle fibers||0003687|
|Increased variability in muscle fiber diameter||0003557|
|5%-29% of people have these symptoms|
|Abnormal pupil morphology||
Abnormality of the pupil
Pupillary abnormality[ more ]
Poor night vision[ more ]
|Type 2 muscle fiber atrophy||0003554|
|Percent of people who have these symptoms is not available through HPO|
Symptoms begin in adulthood
|Areflexia of lower limbs||0002522|
|Elevated serum creatine phosphokinase||
Elevated blood creatine phosphokinase
Elevated circulating creatine phosphokinase
Elevated creatine kinase
Elevated serum CPK
Elevated serum creatine kinase
High serum creatine kinase
Increased creatine kinase
Increased creatine phosphokinase
Increased serum CK
Increased serum creatine kinase
Increased serum creatine phosphokinase[ more ]
Exercise-induced muscle pain
Muscle pain on exercise
Muscle pain with exercise
Muscle pain, exercise-induced[ more ]
|Foot dorsiflexor weakness||
|Generalized muscle weakness||0003324|
Low blood calcium levels
|Hyporeflexia of lower limbs||0002600|
Pupillary constriction[ more ]
Muscle tissue disease
|Proximal muscle weakness||0003701|
|Weakness of the intrinsic hand muscles||0009005|
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My grandson's father has this disease and I am concerned about it being passed down to him. Can you please let me know what we can do to have him tested for it without a muscle biopsy? Also what exactly is the overall prognosis? See answer
I have tubular aggregate myopathy and am taking meloxicam. I am wondering if there is anything else I can take besides meloxicam. I have read about the side effects and this is why I am asking. I have recently started taking Karate and feel good when I take it. How much exercise is too much? See answer