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Definition

A form of autosomal recessive limb-girdle muscular dystrophy, a degenerative myopathy characterized by slowly progressive wasting and weakness of the proximal muscles of arms and legs around the pelvic or shoulder girdles, elevated creatine kinase levels and dystrophic features on muscle biopsy. LGMD2W is characterized by childhood-onset of weakness progressing to a severe quadriparesis. Additionally, patients have biventricular cardiac dysfunction due to dilated cardiomyopathy.

Acronym

LGMD2W

Synonyms

Muscular dystrophy, limb-girdle, type 2W

Keywords

Limb-girdle muscular dystrophy