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MYH7-related scapuloperoneal myopathy


Other Names for this Disease
  • Scapuloperoneal myopathy, MYH7-related
  • Scapuloperoneal muscular dystrophy
  • Scapuloperoneal syndrome, myopathic type
  • SPMM
  • SPMD
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Overview

MYH7-related scapuloperoneal myopathy is an inherited muscular dystrophy characterized by weakness and wasting of the muscles in the lower legs and the area of the shoulder blades. In some individuals, facial muscles may also be affected. While the progression varies from case to case, it tends to be relatively slow. Some cases of scapuloperoneal myopathy are caused by mutations in the MYH7 gene. Autosomal dominant inheritance is suggested in these cases.[1][2] Treatment is symptomatic and supportive.[1]  
Last updated: 8/9/2012

References

  1. Scapuloperoneal myopathy. National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD). 2007; http://www.rarediseases.org/rare-disease-information/rare-diseases/byID/436/viewAbstract. Accessed 8/9/2012.
  2. Scapuloperoneal myopathy, MYH7-related. Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM). 2008; http://omim.org/entry/181430. Accessed 8/9/2012.
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Basic Information

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  • Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) is a catalog of human genes and genetic disorders. Each entry has a summary of related medical articles. It is meant for health care professionals and researchers. OMIM is maintained by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. 
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Other Names for this Disease
  • Scapuloperoneal myopathy, MYH7-related
  • Scapuloperoneal muscular dystrophy
  • Scapuloperoneal syndrome, myopathic type
  • SPMM
  • SPMD
Related Diseases
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