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|
|Abnormal eyelid morphology||
Abnormality of the eyelid
Abnormality of the eyelids[ more ]
Autoimmune disorder[ more ]
Muscle pain[ more ]
Puffiness around the eyes
Swelling around the eyes[ more ]
|Proximal muscle weakness||
Weakness in muscles of upper arms and upper legs
|30%-79% of people have these symptoms|
|Abnormal hair quantity||0011362|
|Abnormality of the nail||0001597|
Persistent blue color of hands, feet, or parts of face
Calcium deposits in joints
|Diffuse reticular or finely nodular infiltrations||0002207|
Tiredness[ more ]
|Interstitial pulmonary abnormality||
Abnormality in area between air sacs in lung
Low or weak muscle tone
Skin itching[ more ]
|Recurrent respiratory infections||
Frequent respiratory infections
Multiple respiratory infections
respiratory infections, recurrent
Susceptibility to respiratory infections[ more ]
Open skin sore
|5%-29% of people have these symptoms|
|Abnormal eosinophil morphology||0001879|
|Aplasia/Hypoplasia of the skin||
Absent/underdeveloped skin[ more ]
Bacterial infection of skin
Skin infection[ more ]
Photosensitive skin rashes
Sensitivity to sunlight
Sun sensitivity[ more ]
Inability to produce voice sounds
|Feeding difficulties in infancy||0008872|
Death of body tissue due to lack of blood flow or infection
Cancer of lymphatic system
Inflammation of heart muscle
Swelling or irritation of membrane around heart
Increased blood pressure in blood vessels of lungs
|Telangiectasia of the skin||0100585|
Inflammation of blood vessel
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
The differential diagnoses include muscular dystrophies of late onset, as well as adult-onset nemaline myopathy, proximal myotonic myopathies and systemic lupus erythematosus, pityriasis rubra pilaris, lichen planus (see these terms), and polymorphous light eruption.
Visit the Orphanet disease page for more information.
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