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Tubular aggregate myopathy

Other Names for this Disease
  • Myopathy, tubular aggregate
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Is tubular aggregate myopathy genetic?

While no underlying causative genetic defect has been identified, it is evident from family history studies that the condition can be passed through families in either an autosomal dominant or autosomal recessive fashion. Sporadic cases of tubular aggregate myopathy have also been reported. “Sporadic” is used to denote either a genetic disorder that occurs for the first time in a family due to a new mutation or the chance occurrence of a non-genetic disorder or abnormality that is not likely to recur in a family.
Last updated: 10/26/2011

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