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Definition

A form of myofibrillar myopathy, a group of chronic neuromuscular disorders characterized at ultrastructural level by disintegration of the sarcomeric Z disc and myofibrils, and replacement of the normal myofibrillar markings by small dense granules, or larger hyaline masses, or amorphous material. MFM8 is an autosomal recessive form, clinically characterized by slowly progressive symmetrical weakness affecting both proximal and distal muscles, with normal to moderately elevated creatine kinase. Mild facial weakness, a high palate, nasal speech, and swallowing difficulties are typical features, mild restrictive lung disease is common, and late-onset cardiac involvement may be present.

Acronym

MFM8

Keywords

Myofibrillar myopathy