Congenital myopathy

What is Congenital myopathy?

Congenital myopathy is a very broad term for any muscle disorder present at birth. This defect primarily affects skeletal muscle fibres and causes muscular weakness and/or hypotonia. Congenital myopathies account for one of the top neuromuscular disorders in the world today, comprising approximately 6 in 100,000 live births every year. As a whole, congenital myopathies can be broadly classified as follows:

  • A distinctive abnormality in skeletal muscle fibres on the cellular level; observable via light microscope
  • Symptoms of muscle weakness and hypotonia
  • Is a congenital disorder, meaning it occurs during development and symptoms present themselves at birth or in early life.
  • Is a genetic disorder.

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HI, My brother have myopathy. He is not able to walk .He doesn't have any feeling from hip to toe. His age is 12 now. He was normally walking up...

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No specific treatment is available for any of the congenital myopathies, but...

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Male 27.XXXX For the last hour or so I've experienced a symptom where a muscle in the upper middle part of my forehead moves involuntarily. XXXX It...

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Muscle fasciculations most likely

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Hi Risstia, thanks for asking from HealthcareMagic.

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Hello, Dear Dr. I m student of phd biochemistry , i have a question, why denervation occured? i m appreciated if you answer to me thank you

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Denervation atrophy Diseases that affect the lower motor neuron at any point cause myofiber atrophy. The motor neuron exerts a...

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