Childhood-onset autosomal recessive myopathy with external ophthalmoplegia

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A rare genetic non-dystrophic myopathy disease characterized by childhood-onset severe external ophthalmoplegia typically without ptosis associated with mild very slowly progressive muscular weakness and atrophy involving the facial neck flexor and limb (upper > lower proximal > distal) muscles. Muscle biopsy shows type 1 fiber uniformity absent or abnormally small type 2A fibers increased variability of fiber size internalized nuclei and/or fatty infiltration.

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