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Brody myopathy

Other Names for this Disease
  • Brody disease
  • Sarcoplasmic reticulum -Ca2+ATPase deficiency
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Brody disease is a type of myopahty or "disease of muscle." Signs and symptoms include difficulty relaxing muscles and muscle stiffness following exercise. The condition tends to be inherited in an autosomal recessive fashion. Some cases of Brody disease are caused by mutations in a gene called “ATP2A1,” for other cases the underlying genetic defect has not been identified.[1][2]
Last updated: 3/20/2009


  1. Barohn RJ. Muscle Diseases. In: Goldman L, Ausiello D. Cecil Medicine, 23rd ed. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders; 2007;
  2. Rose M, Griggs RC. Hereditary Nondegernative Neuromuscular Disease. In: Goetz CG . Textbook of Clinical Neurology, 3rd ed. Philadelphia PA: Saunders; 2007;
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