Alpha-B crystallin-related late-onset myopathy

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Alpha-B crystallin-related late-onset myopathy

Synonyms: Alpha-B crystallin-related late-onset distal myopathy | Late-onset distal crystallinopathy

A rare genetic alpha-crystallinopathy disease characterized by adult-onset myofibrillar myopathy variably associated with cardiomyopathy and/or posterior pole cataracts. Patients typically present progressive proximal and distal muscle weakness and wasting of lower and upper limbs often with velopharyngeal involvement including dysphagia dysphonia and ventilatory insufficiency. Electromyography shows myopathic features and muscle biopsy reveals myofibrillar myopathy changes.

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