Other Names for this Disease
- Muscular dystrophy, distal, late onset, autosomal recessive
- Miyoshi distal myopathy
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muscular dystrophy characterized by muscle weakness and atrophy (wasting), mainly in the distal parts of the legs. The first symptoms typically begin in young adulthood (on average 20 years of age) and include weakness and atrophy of the calves (sometimes asymmetrically), leading to inability to jump, run or walk on tiptoes. Over a period of years, the weakness and atrophy typically spread to the thighs and gluteal muscles. The forearms may become mildly atrophic with decrease in grip strength. It is caused by mutations in the DYSF gene and is inherited in an autosomal recessive manner. Management may include physical therapy, use of mechanical aids, surgical intervention for orthopedic complications, respiratory aids, and social and emotional support.Miyoshi myopathy is a type of
Last updated: 4/5/2011
- Masashi Aoki. Dysferlinopathy. GeneReviews. April 22, 2010; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK1303/. Accessed 4/4/2011.
- I. Pénisson-Besnier. Miyoshi myopathy. Orphanet. April 2004; http://www.orpha.net/consor/cgi-bin/OC_Exp.php?lng=EN&Expert=45448. Accessed 4/4/2011.
- The Monarch Initiative brings together data about this condition from humans and other species to help physicians and biomedical researchers. Monarch’s tools are designed to make it easier to compare the signs and symptoms (phenotypes) of different diseases and discover common features. This initiative is a collaboration between several academic institutions across the world and is funded by the National Institutes of Health. Visit the website to explore the biology of this condition.
- 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.
- Orphanet is a European reference portal for information on rare diseases and orphan drugs. Access to this database is free of charge.
- PubMed is a searchable database of medical literature and lists journal articles that discuss Miyoshi myopathy. Click on the link to view a sample search on this topic.