Hereditary myopathy with early respiratory failure

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Synonyms: Edström Myopathy | HIBM-ERF | HMERF | Hereditary inclusion body myopathy with early respiratory failure | MFM-titinopathy | Myofibrillar myopathy with early respiratory failure | Myofibrillar myopathy-titinopathy

A rare genetic neuromuscular disease characterized by adult onset of slowly progressive distal and/or proximal muscle weakness in the upper and lower extremities and early involvement of respiratory muscles leading to respiratory failure. Additional features are neck flexor weakness foot extensor weakness and in rare cases mildly impaired cardiac function. Muscle biopsy shows eosinophilic myofibrillar inclusions referred to as cytoplasmic bodies as well as fiber size variation increased internal nuclei and connective tissue fiber splitting and rimmed vacuoles.

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