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Definition

An autosomal recessive form of nemaline myopathy. Nemaline myopathies are muscular disorders characterized by muscle weakness of varying severity and onset, and abnormal thread-like or rod-shaped structures in muscle fibers on histologic examination. NEM11 is characterized by slowly progressive muscle weakness and atrophy, mainly affecting the lower limbs and neck. Some patients may have mild cardiac or respiratory involvement, but they do not have respiratory failure.

Acronym

NEM11

Synonyms

Nemaline myopathy 11, autosomal recessive

Keywords

Nemaline myopathy