Young adult-onset distal hereditary motor neuropathy

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Synonyms: Autosomal recessive distal spinal muscular atrophy type 5 | Young adult-onset dHMN | dSMA5

Young adult-onset distal hereditary motor neuropathy is a rare autosomal recessive distal hereditary motor neuropathy characterized by slowly progressive muscular weakness hypotonia and atrophy of the lower limbs more pronounced distally leading to paralysis and loss of tendon reflexes. Additional features may include pes cavus and mild dysphonia. The upper limbs are relatively spared.

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Project CASK

VISION Project CASK believes in a world free of the life limitations and debilitating effects of CASK gene disorders. ​MISSION To accelerate breakthroughs in research to develop treatments and a cure for CASK gene disorders. ​VALUES Collaboration. Transparency. Urgency.

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