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Tubular aggregate myopathy


Other Names for this Disease

  • Myopathy, tubular aggregate
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Symptoms

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What are the symptoms of tubular aggregate myopathy?

In general, many people with tubular aggregate myopathy have muscle weakness, muscle cramps, and exercise induced fatigue. Typically the facial muscles are not affected in tubular aggregate myopathy.[1][2][3][4]
Last updated: 8/15/2014

Are there different types of tubular aggregate myopathy?

Yes. Symptoms of  tubular aggregate myopathy can be be grouped into at least three different types.  The first type is characterized by exercise induced cramps with or without muscle pain associated or not with weakness in the proximal muscles. The second type of tubular aggregate myopathy is characterized by isolated, slowly progressive weakness of the proximal muscles. The third type is characterized by progressive proximal weakness and sometimes fatigability. In this type the serum creatine kinase levels are often elevated.[4]
Last updated: 8/15/2014

References
  1. Gilchrist JM, Ambler M, Agatiello P. Steroid-responsive tubular aggregate myopathy. Muscle & Nerve. 1991 Mar; 14(3):233-6. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=2041544. Accessed 8/15/2014.
  2. Kim NR, Suh YL. Tubular aggregate myopathy: A case report. J Korean Med Sci. 2003 Feb; 18(1):135-40. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12589105. Accessed 8/15/2014.
  3. Pandit L, Narayanappa G, Bhat I, Thomas V. Autosomal recessive tubular aggregate myopathy in an Indian family. European Journal of Paediatric Neurology. 2009 Jul; 13(4):373-5. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=18684652. Accessed 8/15/2014.
  4. Chevessier F et al. The origin of tubular aggregates in human myopathies. J Pathol. 2005 Nov; 207(3):313-23. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16178054. Accessed 8/15/2014.


Other Names for this Disease
  • Myopathy, tubular aggregate
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.