Type of disease: Rare conditions
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 ÒATP2A1,Ó for other cases the underlying genetic defect has not been identified. Source: Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD), supported by ORDR-NCATS and NHGRI.