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Trabecular myopathy


Other Names for this Disease

  • Myopathy with lobulated fibers
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Overview

Trabecular myopathy is a term that has been used to describe a disorder with symptoms resembling limb-girdle muscular dystrophy, in which the main feature on muscle biopsy is an abundance of trabecular muscle fibers. Signs and symptoms reported include slowly progressive muscle weakness of the upper arms and upper legs; and possible weakness of neck, respiratory, or bulbar muscles (those used for speech and swallowing).[1] The condition typically begins in adulthood and occurs in both males and females. Most affected people do not have a family history suggestive of muscle disease.[2][1]
Last updated: 9/24/2014

References

  1. Irodenko VS, Lee HS, de Armond SJ, Layzer RB.. Adult nemaline myopathy with trabecular muscle fibers. Muscle Nerve. June, 2009; 39(6):871-875. Accessed 9/24/2014.
  2. Weller B, Carpenter S, Lochmuller H, Karpati G. Myopathy with trabecular muscle fibers. Neuromuscular Disorders. 1999;
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Other Names for this Disease
  • Myopathy with lobulated fibers
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