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|
|30%-79% of people have these symptoms|
|Elevated serum creatine phosphokinase||
Increased serum creatine kinase
Increased serum CK
Increased creatine phosphokinase
Increased serum creatine phosphokinase
Increased creatine kinase
High serum creatine kinase
Elevated serum creatine kinase
Elevated serum CPK
Elevated creatine kinase
Elevated circulating creatine phosphokinase
Elevated blood creatine phosphokinase[ more ]
|Feeding difficulties in infancy||0008872|
Impaired gait[ more ]
Muscle pain[ more ]
|5%-29% of people have these symptoms|
Elevated serum potassium levels
Stiff joints[ more ]
Weakness of muscles controlling eye movement
|Skeletal muscle hypertrophy||
Increased skeletal muscle cells
|Percent of people who have these symptoms is not available through HPO|
|Apneic episodes in infancy||0005949|
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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Related diseases are conditions that have similar signs and symptoms. A health care provider may consider these conditions in the table below when making a diagnosis. Please note that the table may not include all the possible conditions related to this disease.
Conditions with similar signs and symptoms from Orphanet
Differential diagnoses include myotonia congenita (see this term), and cold sensitive myotonias such as paramyotonia congenita and hyperkalemic periodic paralysis with paramyotonia (see these terms).
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