Other Names for this Disease
- Muscular dystrophy, distal, late onset, autosomal recessive
- Miyoshi distal myopathy
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There is currently no cure or definitive treatment for Miyoshi myopathy. Management should be tailored to each individual, depending on his/her specific signs and symptoms. A general approach to appropriate management can prolong survival and improve quality of life. This approach may include:
- Physical therapy and stretching exercises to promote mobility and prevent contractures
- Use of mechanical aids such as canes, walkers, orthotics, and wheelchairs as needed to help ambulation and mobility
- Surgical intervention as needed for orthopedic complications such as foot deformity and scoliosis
- Use of respiratory aids when indicated
- Social and emotional support and stimulation to maximize a sense of social involvement and productivity and to reduce the sense of social isolation common in these disorder
Last updated: 4/5/2011
- Masashi Aoki. Dysferlinopathy. GeneReviews. April 22, 2010; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK1303/. Accessed 4/4/2011.
- Finding Treatment Information - A video developed by GARD Information Specialists that explains how you can find information about treatment for a rare disease.
- GeneReviews provides current, expert-authored, peer-reviewed, full-text articles describing the application of genetic testing to the diagnosis, management, and genetic counseling of patients with specific inherited conditions.
- The Centers for Mendelian Genomics program is working to discover the causes of rare genetic disorders. For more information about applying to the research study, please visit their website.
- ClinicalTrials.gov lists trials that are studying or have studied Miyoshi myopathy. Click on the link to go to ClinicalTrials.gov to read descriptions of these studies.
- The Jain Foundation provides information on clinical trials and research studies for dysferlinopathy.