Acquired, familial, and congenital disorders of SKELETAL MUSCLE and SMOOTH MUSCLE.

Toxic oil syndrome mortality: the first 13 years. (1/1572)

BACKGROUND: The toxic oil syndrome (TOS) epidemic that occurred in Spain in the spring of 1981 caused approximately 20000 cases of a new illness. Overall mortality and mortality by cause in this cohort through 1994 are described for the first time in this report. METHODS: We contacted, via mail or telephone, almost every living member of the cohort and family members of those who were known to have died in order to identify all deaths from 1 May 1981 through 31 December 1994. Cause of death data were collected from death certificates and underlying causes of death were coded using the International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision. RESULTS: We identified 1663 deaths between 1 May 1981 and 31 December 1994 among 19 754 TOS cohort members, for a crude mortality rate of 8.4%. Mortality was highest during 1981, with a standardized mortality ratio (SMR) of 4.92 (95% confidence interval [CI]: 4.39-5.50) compared with the Spanish population as a whole. The highest SMR, (20.41, 95% CI: 15.97-25.71) was seen among women aged 20-39 years during the period from 1 May 1981 through 31 December 1982. Women <40 years old, who were affected by TOS , were at greater risk for death in most time periods than their unaffected peers, while older women and men were not. Over the follow-up period, mortality of the cohort was less than expected when compared with mortality of the general Spanish population, or with mortality of the population of the 14 provinces where the epidemic occurred. We also found that, except for deaths attributed to external causes including TOS and deaths due to pulmonary hypertension, all causes of death were decreased in TOS patients compared to the Spanish population. The most frequent underlying causes of death were TOS, 350 (21.1%); circulatory disorders, 536 (32.3%); and malignancies, 310 (18.7%). CONCLUSIONS: We conclude that while on average people affected by toxic oil syndrome are not at greater risk for death over the 13-year study period than any of the comparison groups, women <40 years old were at greater risk of death.  (+info)

Wasting of the small hand muscles in upper and mid-cervical cord lesions. (2/1572)

Four patients are described with destructive rheumatoid arthritis of the cervical spine and neurogenic wasting of forearm and hand muscles. The pathological connection is not immediately obvious, but a relationship between these two observations is described here with clinical, radiological, electrophysiological and necropsy findings. Compression of the anterior spinal artery at upper and mid-cervical levels is demonstrated to be the likely cause of changes lower in the spinal cord. These are shown to be due to the resulting ischaemia of the anterior part of the lower cervical spinal cord, with degeneration of the neurones innervating the forearm and hand muscles. These findings favour external compression of the anterior spinal artery leading to ischaemia in a watershed area as the likeliest explanation for this otherwise inappropriate and bizarre phenomenon.  (+info)

Obturator internus muscle abscess in children: report of seven cases and review. (3/1572)

Obturator internus muscle (OIM) abscess is an uncommon entity often mistaken for septic arthritis of the hip. We describe seven children with OIM abscess and review seven previously reported cases. The most common presenting symptoms were hip or thigh pain (14 patients), fever (13), and limp (13). The hip was flexed, abducted, and externally rotated in 11 patients. Magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography (CT) were diagnostic for OIM abscess in the 14 patients. Associated abscesses were located in the obturator externus muscle (5 patients), psoas muscle (2), and iliac muscle (1). The etiologic agents were Staphylococcus aureus (8 patients), Streptococcus pyogenes (2), Neisseria gonorrhoeae (2), and Enterococcus faecalis (1). Three patients underwent CT-guided percutaneous drainage, and three had surgical drainage. Three patients had ischial osteomyelitis in addition to OIM abscess. The 11 children with uncomplicated OIM abscess were treated for a median of 28 days. All patients had an uneventful recovery.  (+info)

Autosomal dominant myopathy with proximal weakness and early respiratory muscle involvement maps to chromosome 2q. (4/1572)

Two Swedish families with autosomal dominant myopathy, who also had proximal weakness, early respiratory failure, and characteristic cytoplasmic bodies in the affected muscle biopsies, were screened for linkage by means of the human genome screening set (Cooperative Human Linkage Center Human Screening Set/Weber version 6). Most chromosome regions were completely excluded by linkage analysis (LOD score <-2). Linkage to the chromosomal region 2q24-q31 was established. A maximum combined two-point LOD score of 4.87 at a recombination fraction of 0 was obtained with marker D2S1245. Haplotype analysis indicated that the gene responsible for the disease is likely to be located in the 17-cM region between markers D2S2384 and D2S364. The affected individuals from these two families share an identical haplotype, which suggests a common origin.  (+info)

Weakness associated with the pathological presence of lipid in skeletal muscle: a detailed study of a patient with carnitine deficiencey. (5/1572)

A patient with muscular weakness demonstrating pathological lipid accumulation and abnormal mitochondria in skeletal muscle has been studied. The lipid accumulation and mitochondrial changes are thought to be related to the established deficiency of carnitine in this patient's muscle. The symptoms of muscular weakness associated with lipid accumulation in the skeletal muscle in the absence of complaint of muscle cramps or myglobinuria are thought to be diagnostic of carnitine deficiency. The failure of the sarcoplasmic reticulum to accumulate Ca2+ is discussed. The patient's strength responded dramatically when propranolol was added to his steroid therapy.  (+info)

Measurements of muscle strength and performance in children with normal and diseased muscle. (6/1572)

A study has been made of two simple means of measuring muscle power in children with normal and diseased muscle. In one the length of time that the leg and the head could be held at 45 degrees above the horizontal was measured with the child supine. In the second, measurements were made of the isometric strength of six muscle groups with the newly developed Hammersmith Myometer. In the timed performance tests only 5 (8%) of a group of 61 children known to have muscle disease achieved the minimum expected values for their ages. Myometer readings of the isometric power of the children with muscle disease also have values which were below those of a comparable group of normal children. The reproducibility of muscle strength measurements in young children has been shown to be good, whereas the timed performance tests, though able to differentiate normal children from children with muscle disease, did not show sufficient reporducibility for this test to be recommended for sequential measurements.  (+info)

Calcific myonecrosis. (7/1572)

Calcific myonecrosis is a rare and late sequela of compartment syndrome, which becomes symptomatic years after the initial trauma. We diagnosed this condition in a 64-year old man, 42 years after he sustained a shot-gun wound to the right lower leg. Total excision of a peripherally calcified, cystic mass, continuous with the anterior tibial muscle belly resulted in complete resolution of symptoms. Consideration of the diagnosis is warranted in patients with a history of major injury who develop a soft tissue mass in the traumatized compartment. The treatment of choice is marginal excision.  (+info)

The prevalence and CT appearance of the levator claviculae muscle: a normal variant not to be mistaken for an abnormality. (8/1572)

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The levator claviculae muscle is an infrequently recognized variant in humans, occurring in 2% to 3% of the population, and has rarely been reported in the radiologic or anatomic literature. The importance of this muscle to radiologists is in distinguishing it from an abnormality; most commonly, cervical adenopathy. After discovering this muscle on the CT scans of two patients during routine clinical examinations, we conducted a study to determine the prevalence and appearance of the muscle on CT studies. METHODS: We evaluated 300 CT scans that adequately depicted the expected location of the muscle. The most superior level in which the muscle could be identified and the apparent location of insertion on the clavicle were recorded for all subjects in whom the muscle was detected. RESULTS: Seven levator claviculae muscles were identified in six subjects (2%). It was bilateral in one, on the left in four, and on the right in one. It was identified up to the level of the transverse process of C3 in all cases. The insertion was the middle third of the clavicle for two muscles and the lateral third of the clavicle for the remaining five muscles. CONCLUSION: Because the levator claviculae muscle will most likely be encountered during a radiologist's career, it is important to recognize this muscle as a variant and not as an abnormality.  (+info)

Muscular diseases, also known as myopathies, refer to a group of conditions that affect the functionality and health of muscle tissue. These diseases can be inherited or acquired and may result from inflammation, infection, injury, or degenerative processes. They can cause symptoms such as weakness, stiffness, cramping, spasms, wasting, and loss of muscle function.

Examples of muscular diseases include:

1. Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD): A genetic disorder that results in progressive muscle weakness and degeneration due to a lack of dystrophin protein.
2. Myasthenia Gravis: An autoimmune disease that causes muscle weakness and fatigue, typically affecting the eyes and face, throat, and limbs.
3. Inclusion Body Myositis (IBM): A progressive muscle disorder characterized by muscle inflammation and wasting, typically affecting older adults.
4. Polymyositis: An inflammatory myopathy that causes muscle weakness and inflammation throughout the body.
5. Metabolic Myopathies: A group of inherited disorders that affect muscle metabolism, leading to exercise intolerance, muscle weakness, and other symptoms.
6. Muscular Dystonias: Involuntary muscle contractions and spasms that can cause abnormal postures or movements.

It is important to note that muscular diseases can have a significant impact on an individual's quality of life, mobility, and overall health. Proper diagnosis and treatment are crucial for managing symptoms and improving outcomes.

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Multiple diseases can affect the muscular system. Muscular dystrophy is a group of disorders associated with progressive muscle ... The disease affects between 19.8 and 25.1 per 100,000 person-years globally. There are more than 30 types of muscular dystrophy ... CDC (2022-11-21). "What is Muscular Dystrophy? , CDC". Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Retrieved 2023-05-05. ... The most common types include: Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD) Myotonic dystrophy Limb- ...
Motor neuron disease "Spinal muscular atrophy". Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD) - an NCATS Program. ... Spinal muscular atrophy, Motor neuron diseases, Autosomal recessive disorders, Nucleus diseases, Systemic atrophies primarily ... In 1990, it was realised that these separate diseases formed a spectrum of the same disorder. Spinal muscular atrophy was then ... Oskoui M, Darras BT, DeVivo DC (2017). "Chapter 1". In Sumner CJ, Paushkin S, Ko CP (eds.). Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Disease ...
Congenital muscular dystrophies are autosomal recessively-inherited muscle diseases. They are a group of heterogeneous ... Muscular dystrophies Ullrich Congenital Muscular Dystrophy Fukuyama Congenital Muscular Dystrophy Sparks, Susan; Quijano-Roy, ... Martin, Paul T (2006). "Mechanisms of Disease: congenital muscular dystrophies-glycosylation takes center stage". Nature ... MDC1C also includes Limb-Girdle muscular dystrophy. In terms of the mechanism of congenital muscular dystrophy, one finds that ...
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... spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), Aran-Duchenne disease, Duchenne-Aran disease, Aran-Duchenne muscular atrophy, and Duchenne-Aran ... Progressive muscular atrophy (PMA), also called Duchenne-Aran disease and Duchenne-Aran muscular atrophy, is a disorder ... Visser J, de Jong JM, de Visser M (Feb 2008). "The history of progressive muscular atrophy: Syndrome or disease?". Neurology. ... The name "spinal muscular atrophy" is ambiguous as it refers to any of various spinal muscular atrophies, including the ...
ISBN 978-9956-552-00-9. "A muscular disease with no known cure". thepatriot.co.zw. 17 March 2016. Retrieved 29 July 2022. " ... Khupe has muscular dystrophy and had served as the chairman of the Disabled People's Organization, the National Disability ... Khupe died on 17 July 2022 at Mater Dei Hospital in Bulawayo from complications caused by his muscular dystrophy. He is buried ... In 1990, Khupe founded the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Zimbabwe, and from 2011 to 2015, he served as the organization's ...
In 1951 Welander was the first to describe the hereditary muscular disease Welander's distal myopathy, a type of distal ... doi:10.1159/000150998 Welander, L. (1961). Genetic research in muscular diseases in Sweden. In Proceeding df the Second ... Kugelberg, E., Welander, L. (1956). "Heredofamilial juvenile muscular atrophy simulating muscular dystrophy". Archives of ... The juvenile manifestation of the disease SMA type III is named after her and her colleague Kugelberg-Welander disease. ...
"Types of Muscular Dystrophy and Neuromuscular Diseases". hopkinsmedicine.org. Retrieved 8 December 2014. v t e (Articles ... Muscular dystrophy is a group of inherited diseases that are characterized by weakness and wasting away of muscle tissue, with ... Some metabolic diseases affect the normal metabolic processes in the body: Acid maltase deficiency Carnitine deficiency ... Those are typically either diseases that affect muscles and/or protein synthesis, or there might be a genetic disorder that ...
Kennedy's Disease Association Kennedy's Disease UK Scholia has a topic profile for Spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy. ( ... Spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy (SBMA), popularly known as Kennedy's disease, is a rare, adult-onset, X-linked recessive ... Breza, Marianthi; Koutsis, Georgios (March 2019). "Kennedy's disease (spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy): a clinically ... SBMA is member of a group of diseases caused by polyglutamine expansion, including Huntington's disease and six types of ...
There is hope that studies into myostatin may have therapeutic application in treating muscle wasting diseases such as muscular ... Kolata, Gina (2004-06-24). "A Very Muscular Baby Offers Hope Against Diseases". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved ... Myostatin Therapies Hold Hope for Muscle Diseases by Jon Hamilton Times Colonist Big Wendy the muscular whippet myostatin at ... Although significantly more muscular, they are less able runners than other whippets. However, whippets that were heterozygous ...
Other Names: IBMPFD; Inclusion body myopathy with Paget disease of bone and frontotemporal dementia; Limb-girdle muscular ... Molecular Basis of Disease. Genetic Glycosylation Diseases. 1792 (9): 881-887. doi:10.1016/j.bbadis.2009.07.001. PMC 2748147. ... "Inclusion body myopathy with early-onset Paget disease and frontotemporal dementia". NIH - Genetic and Rare Diseases ... Disease occurs when both copies in the genome are non functional. The pathophysiology is still unclear. Cardiac involvement may ...
Muscular disease, including hypotonia and cardiomyopathy, usually occurs later. The liver pathology typically regresses as the ... "Glycogen storage disease type 3 , Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD) - an NCATS Program". rarediseases.info. ... Scholia has a topic profile for Glycogen storage disease type III. Media related to Glycogen storage disease type III at ... Glycogen storage disease type III (GSD III) is an autosomal recessive metabolic disorder and inborn error of metabolism ( ...
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The disease is also sometimes called peroneal muscular atrophy. Charcot's studies between 1868 and 1881 were a landmark in the ... the most-common subtype of motor neurone disease-also known as Lou Gehrig's disease) Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (peripheral ... We eliminate and ignore everything that is not a part of our prejudices." "To learn how to treat a disease, one must learn how ... "Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease". Whonamedit.com. Archived from the original on 14 May 2011. Retrieved 16 October 2008. Lees AJ ( ...
Heuser, Stephen (July 16, 2007). "Super-buff cattle may hold key to treating muscular diseases". Boston Globe. "Celgene commits ... Nathan-Kazis, Josh (2019-09-17). "Acceleron Gives Up on Rare Genetic Disease. Analysts Are Still Bullish on the Stock". www. ... discontinue the development of an experimental drug meant to treat the rare genetic disease called facioscapulohumeral muscular ... for kidney cancer ACE-083 for muscular disorders The company was formed in June 2003 in Cambridge, Massachusetts as a Delaware ...
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"Dozens ride to raise awareness about rare neuro-muscular disease". KPTV. 2013-09-22. Retrieved 2015-05-21. "$360,000 in Kyle ... Global Genes - Allies in Rare Disease. Retrieved 2015-05-21. Schena, Susan (2015-05-14). "6th Annual rideATAXIA NorCal Cycling ... Bair, Dina; Czink, Katharin (2014-07-18). "Ride Ataxia' raises awareness of debilitating disease". WGN-TV. Retrieved 2015-05-21 ...
Maguire, Katie K.; Lim, Leland; Speedy, Sedona; Rando, Thomas A. (May 2013). "Assessment of disease activity in muscular ... "Stem cell therapy for muscular dystrophies". The Journal of Clinical Investigation. 18 September 2020. Retrieved 30 July 2021. ... "Firefly protein lights up degenerating muscles, aiding muscular-dystrophy research". Science Daily. 24 April 2013. Retrieved 30 ... Rando's research interests also include muscular dystrophies, tissue engineering, and regenerative rehabilitation. Member, ...
These include Huntington's disease, cystic fibrosis or Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Cystic fibrosis, for example, is caused by ... Other diseases come from a combination of genes and the environment. Genetic disorders are diseases that are caused by a single ... Some diseases are hereditary and run in families; others, such as infectious diseases, are caused by the environment. ... but the genes a person gets from their parents only change their risk of getting a disease. Most of these diseases are ...
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Thomas, Katie (30 December 2016). "Costly Drug for Fatal Muscular Disease Wins F.D.A. Approval". The New York Times. Retrieved ... Penicillamine was developed to treat Wilson's disease, a rare hereditary disease that can lead to a fatal accumulation of ... NICE 2014 Rare disease Drug development European Organization for Rare Diseases Supplementary protection certificate Armstrong ... Although orphan disease populations are the smallest, the cost of per-patient outlays among them are the largest and are ...
Common examples of degenerative diseases are Parkinson's disease and Muscular Dystrophy. Musculoskeletal disorders (or MSDs) ... Paget's disease of the bone and soft-tissue injuries. Bone diseases include non-neoplastic disorders, which are diseases that ... These consist of genetic diseases, osteoporosis, infections of the bone, and Paget's disease of bone. Neuromotor impairments ... legs and pelvis Sarcoma of Paget's disease of the bone occurs in people that already have Paget's disease, mainly aged above 70 ...
Dyck, Peter James; Lambert, Edward H. (1968). "Lower Motor and Primary Sensory Neuron Diseases With Peroneal Muscular Atrophy ... The disease can be inherited in an autosomal dominant, autosomal recessive or X-linked manner.[citation needed] Patients with ... However, the majority of people with these diseases are able to walk and be self-sufficient. Some methods of relief for the ... These symptoms are a result of severe muscular weakness and atrophy. In patients with demyelinating neuropathy, symptoms are ...
People with this disease have shown many sensory and muscular symptoms. Most patients have a sensory ataxia, or sensory loss in ... More severe symptoms occur after the disease progresses and there is much more damage to the myelin sheaths in the peripheral ... It is used to treat various immune deficiencies and autoimmune diseases. While this has been shown to be effective on various ... This drug has been used as a treatment in many autoimmune diseases as well as lymphomas and transplant rejection. Because of ...
Thomas K (December 30, 2016). "Costly Drug for Fatal Muscular Disease Wins F.D.A. Approval". New York Times. Grant C (2016-12- ... In clinical trials, the drug halted the disease progression. In around 60% of infants affected by type 1 spinal muscular ... Spinal muscular atrophy is caused by loss-of-function mutations in the SMN1 gene which codes for survival motor neuron (SMN) ... The drug is used to treat spinal muscular atrophy associated with a mutation in the SMN1 gene. It is administered directly to ...
"Pseudohypertrophy" of Muscle in Progressive Muscular Dystrophy and Other Neuromuscular Diseases". Archives of Neurology & ... Pseudohypertrophy is typically the result of a disease, which can be a disease of muscle or a disease of the nerve supplying ... Causes of pseudohypertrophy include muscle diseases: dystrophinopathies, limb-girdle muscular dystrophies, metabolic myopathy, ... Neurological causes include radiculopathy, poliomyelitis, Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, spinal muscular atrophy. In ...
Duchenne muscular dystrophy is a rare disease that primarily affects boys. It is caused by low levels of a muscle protein ... Duchenne muscular dystrophy is an X-linked recessive disorder that results in the absence of a functional dystrophin protein. ... Casimersen is indicated for the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) in people who have a confirmed mutation of the ... "FDA Approves Targeted Treatment for Rare Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Mutation". U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) (Press ...
Werdnig-Hoffmann disease, an infantile-onset type of spinal muscular atrophy. West Hampstead railway station, London, National ...
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"Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) - Diseases". Muscular Dystrophy Association. 17 November 2017. Retrieved 15 November 2022. ... "Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) , Muscular Dystrophy Campaign". Muscular-dystrophy.org. Archived from the original on 21 ... Duchenne muscular dystrophy is a rare progressive disease which eventually affects all voluntary muscles and involves the heart ... "Duchenne muscular dystrophy". Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center. Retrieved 24 January 2021. Angelini C, Tasca ...
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Methylation of the 4q35 D4Z4 repeat defines disease status in facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy.. Erdmann, Hannes; Scharf ... Thus, our findings further confirm that epigenetic parameters rather than genetic parameters represent FSHD disease status and ... Genetic diagnosis of facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD) remains a challenge in clinical practice as it cannot be ... repeat length and methylation level within the most distal repeat unit with age-corrected clinical severity and age at disease ...
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Gene therapy rescues disease phenotype in a spinal muscular atrophy with respiratory distress type 1 (SMARD1) mouse model. ...
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  • Faith lives with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) type 2 and represents a new generation of MDA children who are now benefitting from the FDA-approved drug Spinraza, which has been heavily supported over the years by MDA funding. (mda.org)
  • Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a group of inherited neuromuscular disorders characterized by loss of nerve cells in the spinal cord called lower motor neurons or anterior horn cells. (rarediseases.org)
  • Two of the most important gene therapies approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to date are Zolgensma ® (onasemnogene abeparvovec-xioi), approved in May 2019 to treat spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) , and Elevidys ® (delandistrogene moxeparvovec-rokl), approved in June 2023 to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) in boys 4 and 5 years old. (mdaquest.org)
  • This project will conduct a detailed investigation of the pricing/reimbursement process in the case of Spinal Muscular Atrophy disease. (i3health.eu)
  • The database was originally set up by Professor Francesco Muntoni (Head of the Dubowitz Neuromuscular Centre, ICH, UCL) and Dr. Adnan Manzur (Dubowitz Neuromuscular Centre, ICH, UCL) to collect data from children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). (ucl.ac.uk)
  • Muscular Dystrophy UK and the Spinal Muscular Atrophy Support UK provided support. (ucl.ac.uk)
  • There are active links with national and international initiatives and advocacy groups, including TREAT-NMD Network of Excellence , Muscular Dystrophy UK , Action Duchenne , the Myotubular Trust , Spinal Muscular Atrophy Support UK and Cure CMD . (ucl.ac.uk)
  • spinal muscular atrophy patients present muscle weakness, orthopedic problems, nutritional complications and respiratory impairment. (bvsalud.org)
  • to verify the body composition and chest expansion of type II and III spinal muscular atrophy patients. (bvsalud.org)
  • patients with spinal muscular atrophy presented higher adiposity and lower chest expansion. (bvsalud.org)
  • Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a reces- stands out as a noninvasive and painless method, sive, autosomal neuromuscular disease character- which has already been adopted by other authors ized by degeneration of anterior horn spinal cord while evaluating SMA patients13, or children and motor cells and brain stem neurons1-5. (bvsalud.org)
  • CHICAGO, March 12, 2018 - For the first time in its 68-year history, the Muscular Dystrophy Association has selected two individuals to serve and represent families affected by muscular dystrophy and related neuromuscular diseases. (mda.org)
  • Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD), a milder form of muscular dystrophy, is also caused by genetic changes in the DMD gene. (nih.gov)
  • Duchenne muscular dystrophy is a form of muscular dystrophy . (medlineplus.gov)
  • The most common and severe form of muscular dystrophy among children, primarily boys, is Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). (everydayhealth.com)
  • Another form of muscular dystrophy caused by dystrophin deficiency is the Becker type. (everydayhealth.com)
  • In a study of 116 patients in the United Kingdom, the most common congenital muscular dystrophies were collagen VI-related disorders (19%), with α-dystroglycanopathy congenital muscular dystrophy (12%) and merosin-deficient congenital muscular dystrophy (MDC1A) (10%) being next in frequency. (medscape.com)
  • This form is called merosin-deficient congenital muscular dystrophy, or MDC1A. (everydayhealth.com)
  • Muscular dystrophies are inherited diseases in which the body's muscles degenerate. (uclahealth.org)
  • Genetic diagnosis of facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD) remains a challenge in clinical practice as it cannot be detected by standard sequencing methods despite being the third most common muscular dystrophy . (bvsalud.org)
  • Include muscular sarcocystosis in the differential diagnosis of people presenting with myalgia, with or without fever, and a history of travel to a tropical or subtropical region, especially Malaysia. (cdc.gov)
  • Courtney was very competent and motivated due to her cousin's diagnosis of Duchenne muscular dystrophy. (uclahealth.org)
  • This battery of measurements are used in the diagnosis and treatment of certain liver, heart, and kidney diseases, acid-base imbalance in the respiratory and metabolic systems, other diseases involving lipid metabolism and various endocrine disorders as well as other metabolic or nutritional disorders. (cdc.gov)
  • Alanine aminotransferase measurements are used in the diagnosis and treatment of certain liver diseases (e.g., viral hepatitis and cirrhosis) and heart diseases. (cdc.gov)
  • Albumin measurements are used in the diagnosis and treatment of numerous diseases primarily involving the liver or kidneys. (cdc.gov)
  • AST measurements are used in the diagnosis and treatment of certain types of liver and heart disease. (cdc.gov)
  • BUN measurements are used in the diagnosis of certain renal and metabolic diseases. (cdc.gov)
  • The control of genetic diseases should be based on an integrated and comprehensive strategy combining best possible treatment and prevention through community education, population screening, genetic counselling and the availability of early diagnosis. (who.int)
  • Because substantial numbers of cases initially diagnosed as PLS would be reclassified as ALS as the disease progresses, Pringle et al suggest that a disease duration of at least 3 years is required to render this diagnosis clinically. (medscape.com)
  • In these disorders, which include Fukuyama Congenital Muscular Dystrophy, Walker-Warburg Syndrome, Muscle-Eye-Brain disease, Congenital Muscular Dystrophy 1C and 1D, and limb-girdle muscular dystrophy 2I, too few sugar groups are added to the dystroglycan protein. (sciencedaily.com)
  • Mutations in all sarcoglycans, in dysferlin, and in caveolin-3, as well as mutations that cause abnormal glycosylation of alpha-dystroglycan, can result in limb-girdle muscular dystrophy. (medscape.com)
  • Thus, the concept of limb-girdle muscular dystrophy (LGMD) as a nosologic entity was challenged, and now it is fair to consider it a symptom complex that consists of at least 4 disorders with varied inheritance patterns and etiologies. (medscape.com)
  • More recent developments include the conditions Inclusion Body Myositis (IBM), the Congenital Muscular Dystrophies, Congenital Myopathies and non-ambulant paediatric and transition phases of DMD. (ucl.ac.uk)
  • Other muscular dystrophies (including Becker muscular dystrophy ) get worse much more slowly. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Becker muscular dystrophy has symptoms similar to those of DMD, but they tend to be milder and appear later in life - usually between ages 11 and 25, although they can also appear much later. (everydayhealth.com)
  • Like DMD, Becker muscular dystrophy occurs primarily in boys and men. (everydayhealth.com)
  • The patient showed wide of Becker muscular dystrophy, but weakc based gait and tiptoe walking. (who.int)
  • Congenital muscular dystrophies (CMD) are extremely rare and greatly heterogeneous neuromuscular disorders with onset at birth or early infancy, characterized by hypotonia, delayed motor development, and progressive weakness. (medscape.com)
  • An international collaboration and a single patient with mild muscle disease and severe cognitive impairment have allowed researchers to identify a new gene mutation that causes muscular dystrophy. (sciencedaily.com)
  • Campbell's team, including UI postdoctoral fellow Yuji Hara, Ph.D., collaborated with colleagues in Turkey, Switzerland, England, New York and California to study the mutation found in a Turkish patient with a mild muscular dystrophy and severe cognitive impairment. (sciencedaily.com)
  • SMA is divided into subtypes (SMA types 0 to 4) based on age of symptom onset and maximum motor function achieved, with a lower number representing a younger age of onset and more severe disease. (rarediseases.org)
  • SMA type 0, also known as prenatal SMA, is the most severe form of the disease and develops before birth. (rarediseases.org)
  • In general, CMDs are autosomal recessive diseases resulting in severe proximal weakness at birth (or within the first 12 mo of life) that is either slowly progressive or nonprogressive. (medscape.com)
  • Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a severe type of muscular dystrophy that primarily affects boys. (wikipedia.org)
  • Intermediate-host infection can range from asymptomatic to severe and debilitating disease. (cdc.gov)
  • Needle gressive myopathy, but the disease spectrum electromyography showed polyphasicity, includes patients whose disease is much decreased duration and latency of motor more severe [ 8 ]. (who.int)
  • Body girth fied by disease severity and the age at on set of measurements are frequently used in clinical prac- symptoms, namely type I for the most severe cases tice17,18 due to their practical character and low price. (bvsalud.org)
  • Questions about rare diseases? (nih.gov)
  • Many rare diseases have limited information. (nih.gov)
  • Rare diseases are commonly debated nowadays. (i3health.eu)
  • Many rare diseases are life-threatening, chronic and degenerative, making treating the affected patients a public health priority. (i3health.eu)
  • The question of access to effective treatment in the plethora of rare diseases is prominent. (i3health.eu)
  • The key lessons learned from this project may be applied as a more general model for other rare diseases. (i3health.eu)
  • Our newest component of PHGKB, the Rare Diseases PHGKB , is focused on the public health impact of genomics and precision medicine on rare diseases. (cdc.gov)
  • Rare diseases, as a whole, affect about 25 million people in the United States and about 400 million worldwide. (cdc.gov)
  • While rare diseases account for less than 10% of the burden of disease in the population, a few of them have had the lion's share of public health translation and implementation. (cdc.gov)
  • The economic impact of rare diseases is substantial not only for affected patients and their families, but for society as a whole. (cdc.gov)
  • In the past few years, the influence of genomics on rare diseases has been substantial. (cdc.gov)
  • NCATS has developed the Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD) to provide the public with access to current, reliable, and easy-to-understand information about rare or genetic diseases. (cdc.gov)
  • In creating the Rare Diseases PHGKB, we sought to connect directly the GARD database A-to-Z list of more than 5000 rare diseases with contents of PHGKB, such as epidemiologic studies of prevalence and gene-disease associations, translation and evaluation studies of interventions, implementation research studies, as well as systematic reviews and guidelines. (cdc.gov)
  • By searching the Rare Diseases PHGKB, we also found that compared to total PHGKB records, the rare disease PHGKB has about 25% of the all human genome epidemiology studies, 27% pathogen genomic studies, 28% of guidelines, and 67% of state public health program documents in PHGKB, respectively. (cdc.gov)
  • Charcot -Marie-Tooth Disease is a disorder that causes damage to the peripheral nerves (that transmit information and signals from the brain and spinal cord to and from the rest of the body). (covenanthealth.com)
  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease is a hereditary neuropathy in which the muscles of the lower legs become weak and waste away (atrophy). (msdmanuals.com)
  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease affects nerves that control muscle movement and those that carry sensory information to the brain. (msdmanuals.com)
  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease is a sensory and motor neuropathy. (msdmanuals.com)
  • There are several types of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease. (msdmanuals.com)
  • Multifactorial disorders, on the other hand, where genetic and environmental factors interact, have not traditionally been considered to be genetic diseases. (who.int)
  • Multifactorial disorders are usually categorized as congenital malformations , such as neural tube defect, cleft lip and palate, or diseases with a genetic predisposition , such as some chronic, noncommunicable diseases. (who.int)
  • Some genetic diseases, such as haemophilia, are carried on the X-chromosome (these X-linked disorders occur mainly in men). (who.int)
  • HSP, also known as familial spastic paraplegias or Strumpell-Lorrain disease, comprises a clinically and genetically heterogeneous group of hereditary disorders characterized by slowly progressive spastic paraparesis. (medscape.com)
  • At that time, the differentiation between the spinal muscular atrophies and weakness associated with central nervous system disorders and primary muscle disease had not been established. (medscape.com)
  • The severity of cardiac disease is much gene, which is located on the Xcchromoc greater than the myopathy [ 4 ]. (who.int)
  • Furthermore, by engineering the human gene mutation into mice, the researchers have created a new mouse model that could help screen potential drugs to treat this type of muscular dystrophy. (sciencedaily.com)
  • Furthermore, by engineering the human gene mutation into a mouse, the researchers, led by Kevin Campbell, Ph.D., professor and head of molecular physiology and biophysics at the UI Carver College of Medicine and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, have created a new mouse model that could help screen potential drugs to treat this type of muscular dystrophy. (sciencedaily.com)
  • Finding a mutation in the dystroglycan protein itself, which produces similar muscle and brain problems as are seen in these 'secondary' muscular dystrophies, suggests that dystroglycan is the major substrate, and probably the only substrate, in these other diseases. (sciencedaily.com)
  • With the discovery of the mutation in the dystroglycan protein itself, Campbell's team has found an example of a new disease class known as primary dystroglycanopathy. (sciencedaily.com)
  • In late stages of the disease, respiratory impairment and swallowing impairment can occur, which can result in pneumonia. (wikipedia.org)
  • Ependymal cells regulate cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) circulation, the brain fluid that can become dysregulated in neurological conditions and diseases. (mcgill.ca)
  • or a neurological or muscular disease. (losethebackpain.com)
  • When Do Symptoms of Duchenne muscular dystrophy Begin? (nih.gov)
  • Symptoms of this disease may start to appear as a Child. (nih.gov)
  • The age symptoms may begin to appear differs between diseases. (nih.gov)
  • The symptoms of some diseases may begin at any age. (nih.gov)
  • The sons of women who are carriers of the disease (women with a defective gene, but no symptoms themselves) each have a 50% chance of having the disease. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Some forms of muscular dystrophy are diagnosed in infancy or childhood, while the symptoms of others may not start until early or even late adulthood. (everydayhealth.com)
  • The different types of muscular dystrophy vary in terms of when symptoms start (in infancy, childhood, or adulthood), who they affect (men, women, or both), which muscles they affect, and what their symptoms are. (everydayhealth.com)
  • At present, there's no cure for muscular dystrophy, although certain treatments - including physical therapy, speech therapy, assistive orthopedic devices, surgery, and prescription medications - can help to slow progression, control some symptoms, and reduce the risk of complications. (everydayhealth.com)
  • It is one of the main symptoms of Parkinson's Disease. (covenanthealth.com)
  • A Useful Severity Predictor in Muscular Dystrophy? (medscape.com)
  • In addition, we studied the correlation of repeat length and methylation level within the most distal repeat unit with age-corrected clinical severity and age at disease onset in FSHD patients . (bvsalud.org)
  • The strong correlation between methylation level and clinical severity indicates that the methylation level determined by FSHD-MPA accounts for differences in disease severity among individuals with similar genetic parameters . (bvsalud.org)
  • Only the muscular dystrophies with known genetic mutations are discussed in more detail later in this article. (medscape.com)
  • All people are at risk of diseases due to genetic mutations. (who.int)
  • The biotech company Sarepta, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, said boys who received the gene therapy showed high levels of dystrophin , the protein that's missing in the terrible disease. (technologyreview.com)
  • Duchenne muscular dystrophy is caused by a defective gene for dystrophin (a protein in the muscles). (medlineplus.gov)
  • DMD accounts for more than half of all cases of muscular dystrophy among children, and it's caused by lack of or dysfunction of dystrophin. (everydayhealth.com)
  • Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) affects the muscles, leading to muscle wasting that gets worse over time. (nih.gov)
  • The condition most often affects boys due to the way the disease is inherited. (medlineplus.gov)
  • In the United States, a rare disease is defined as a condition that affects fewer than 200,000 people. (cdc.gov)
  • Treatment was seen in the gluteus maximus and delc is primarily focused on the cardiac disease, toid muscles. (who.int)
  • The study, which is published in the March 10 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine , also ties together almost two decades of research on dystroglycan, an important muscle protein that is abnormal in a group of congenital muscular dystrophies, which often involve brain abnormalities. (sciencedaily.com)
  • In 1960, Fukuyama et al described a common congenital muscular dystrophy in Japan that always had features of muscular dystrophy and brain pathology. (medscape.com)
  • [ 1 ] Other diseases involving the muscle, eye, and brain were subsequently described: a Finnish variant (originally called muscle-eye-brain disease and Walker-Warburg syndrome. (medscape.com)
  • Dr. Chang's project proposes targeting muscle stem cells to enhance endogenous repair in Duchenne muscular dystrophy , while Dr. Stratton's involves using stem cells to develop a tool for researchers to better study the diseased and healthy brain . (mcgill.ca)
  • Our neurology team is skilled in diagnosing and treating diseases of the brain, spine and nervous system. (covenanthealth.com)
  • faulty genes that, if fixed, could cure diseases such as muscular dystrophy. (the-scientist.com)
  • When I started my lab as an Assistant Professor in the late 1990s, the neuromuscular field was rapidly identifying novel mutations in genes that caused muscular dystrophies. (uclahealth.org)
  • Around the same time, a new gene-editing approach called CRISPR/Cas9, was invented which could be used easily to modify genes in our DNA and reverse disease mutations. (uclahealth.org)
  • Looking back, I can now appreciate how my past actions enabled my lab to make the transition from studying disease progression and the genes involved, to developing and studying gene therapy approaches. (uclahealth.org)
  • Increased knowledge of genomics over the past two decades has made it apparent that the traditional category of genetic diseases represents only those conditions in which the genetic contribution is particularly marked, whereas in fact diseases can be arrayed along a spectrum representing the varied contribution of genes and the environment. (who.int)
  • The interaction of genes with each other and with environmental factors underlies many aspects of human health and disease. (who.int)
  • These conditions are described as genetic diseases because a defect in one or more genes or chromosomes leads to a pathological condition. (who.int)
  • for instance, carriers of sickle-cell disease and thalassaemia genes may be protected from contracting malaria. (who.int)
  • Peripheral eosinophil count was negatively correlated with the Vignos muscle strength score in pediatric patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and was found to be a protective factor for muscle strength. (medscape.com)
  • Duchenne, a French physician, initially described a condition of progressive lethal wasting of degenerative skeletal muscle, which was later referred to as Duchenne muscular dystrophy. (medscape.com)
  • Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a devastating and debilitating degenerative muscular disease affecting 1 in 3,500 male births worldwide. (mcgill.ca)
  • Although SMA is a disease spectrum, the five subtypes are determined based on their age of symptom onset and maximum motor function achieved. (rarediseases.org)
  • Although there are more than 30 subtypes of congenital muscular dystrophy, roughly half of all cases in the United States are caused by a defect in or lack of the protein merosin, which surrounds muscle fibers. (everydayhealth.com)
  • Although the management of SMA was previously centered around symptom management and supportive care, since 2016, therapies that can improve the course of the disease (disease-modifying therapies) have emerged and have shown promising results. (rarediseases.org)
  • Gene therapies are the fastest growing area of therapy for neuromuscular diseases . (mdaquest.org)
  • We will draw general lessons from this case study and formulate recommendations for affordable pricing and reimbursement strategies for other rare disease therapies that will reach the market. (i3health.eu)
  • The foundation of my lab was based on this approach and was highly successful for 15 years, generating new laboratory models of muscular dystrophy, including the generation of mice that carry these gene mutations, so that we can study how they work and develop new therapies. (uclahealth.org)
  • 2 John Walton Muscular Dystrophy Research Centre, Translational and Clinical Research Institute, Newcastle University and Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. (nih.gov)
  • The Centre for Neuromuscular Disease (CNMD) and Muscular Dystrophy UK support its current development. (ucl.ac.uk)
  • Although I am scientist that studies disease mechanisms in the lab (a "basic" scientist), I always stayed well-informed of advances in the clinical arena and educating myself in immunology certainly paid off. (uclahealth.org)
  • We also offer access to the latest epidemiologic and implementation studies, guidelines and recommendations by professional organizations and government agencies, and clinical and public health tools and programs on various diseases. (cdc.gov)
  • However, this report focuses on the traditional category of genetic diseases and associated congenital malformations , both of which conditions are manifested early in life and for which clinical interventions are available. (who.int)
  • Clinical genetics services provide care for people with both categories of disease, and registries of birth defects collect information about genetic diseases and congenital malformations. (who.int)
  • Advances in molecular genetics have help in the discovery of significant information on the relationship between muscle biology and clinical neuromuscular diseases. (medscape.com)
  • But all forms of muscular dystrophy become increasingly worse or progress - meaning that your muscles get weaker the longer you live with the condition. (everydayhealth.com)
  • Also referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease, ALS is a nervous system disease that weakens muscles and impacts physical function. (covenanthealth.com)
  • Diseases of the muscles and their associated ligaments and other connective tissue and of the bones and cartilage viewed collectively. (bvsalud.org)
  • [ 3 ] Erb's patient had only shoulder-girdle weakness and atrophy, with sparing of other muscles of the body and a benign disease course compared with that described by Duchenne in the 1860s. (medscape.com)
  • [ 9 ] Walton and Nattrass described the disease as a progressive muscle weakness with atrophy involving predominantly proximal muscles (eg, pelvis, shoulder). (medscape.com)
  • In all these muscular dystrophies, the core dystroglycan protein is normal, so there was always the question of, 'Did the sugar-adding enzymes act on other proteins as well as dystroglycan, and could those other unknown proteins be important for muscular dystrophy? (sciencedaily.com)
  • When congenital muscular dystrophy is caused by defects in other proteins, it may also affect the central nervous system. (everydayhealth.com)
  • The higher prevalence of genetic diseases in particular communities may, however, be due to some social or cultural factors. (who.int)
  • The National NCD strategy is our nation's response to the increasing prevalence of noncommunicable diseases, the risk factors that lead to these conditions and the threats that they pose to the health of the Seychellois. (who.int)
  • The features of lower motor neuron disease include muscle weakness and atrophy, hypotonia, decreased or absent reflexes (hypo- or areflexia) and twitching of muscle fibers (fasciculations). (rarediseases.org)
  • Several enzymes are involved in adding sugar chains onto the dystroglycan protein, and mutations in these enzymes cause congenital muscular dystrophies collectively known as secondary dystroglycanopathies. (sciencedaily.com)
  • DMD muscle stem cells do not function as normal healthy muscle stem cells and their impairment plays a contributing role in disease progression. (mcgill.ca)
  • No treatment can stop the progression of the disease, but the use of braces and physical and occupational therapy may help people function better. (msdmanuals.com)
  • 005). 'Based on the totality of functional assessments including the timed function tests, treatment with delandistrogene moxeparvovec indicates beneficial modification of disease trajectory,' the study authors concluded. (neurologylive.com)
  • Safety and efficacy of delandistrogene moxeparvovec versus placebo in Duchenne muscular dystrophy (EMBARK): pivotal phase 3 primary results. (neurologylive.com)
  • Note: Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) considered in this Strategy refer to four main noncommunicable diseases (cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes and obstructive pulmonary disease), which account for more than 65% of all deaths in Seychelles, and to four main underlying risk behaviours (tobacco use, unhealthy nutrition, physical inactivity and harmful use of alcohol). (who.int)
  • We know, from our own studies and experience, that four main noncommunicable diseases (cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes and obstructive pulmonary disease) account for more than 65% of all deaths in Seychelles. (who.int)
  • Understanding these diseases, their risk factors, and the interplay of social, cultural and economic factors, is crucially important in developing approaches to tackling noncommunicable diseases. (who.int)
  • Seychelles has done much to tackle noncommunicable diseases, and our successes in, for example, reducing the use of tobacco and the rate of high blood pressure, are encouraging signs of what can be achieved. (who.int)
  • We are firmly convinced that a society that has managed to find the resources to treat noncommunicable diseases to the level of coverage, access and sophistication that we have attained, must undertake the prevention with no less commitment, investment and enthusiasm. (who.int)
  • and some childhood cancers and infectious diseases. (cdc.gov)
  • For many rare infectious diseases, pathogen genome sequencing has substantially affected public health activities in tracking and solving outbreaks, conducting public health surveillance, assessing mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance, and developing better vaccines. (cdc.gov)
  • Muscular dystrophy is a group of more than 30 inherited conditions that cause progressive muscle weakness and loss. (everydayhealth.com)
  • Currently, the Rare Disease PHGKB database has information on more than 5000 conditions. (cdc.gov)
  • Others can arise from the presence of an abnormal gene in any autosome: if the gene is dominant, it results always in what is called a dominant condition, whereas if it is recessive many of these diseases appear only when the gene is inherited from both parents (and are thus called recessive conditions). (who.int)
  • Each type of muscular dystrophy has some unique characteristics. (everydayhealth.com)
  • It is the most common type of muscular dystrophy. (wikipedia.org)
  • Patients with type III get to three point of SMA children suffer from stunted develop- walking, wether or not they maintain this ability ment due to nutritional, muscular, postural and res- throughout adulthood1-3,6,7. (bvsalud.org)
  • Duchenne muscular dystrophy occurs in about 1 out of every 3,600 male infants. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Early-phase disease might reflect a generalized vasculitis, and late-phase disease can coincide with the onset of a diffuse focal myositis. (cdc.gov)
  • The early onset of contractures before and slowly progressive weakness and atc the onset of any significant weakness is rophy in a humeroperoneal distribution unique to this disease. (who.int)
  • ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig disease, is the most common neurodegenerative disease of adult onset involving the motor neuron system. (medscape.com)
  • Muscular dystrophy is common, fatal, and currently incurable. (technologyreview.com)
  • One particular area of focus of my research was the immune system's contribution to Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), one of the most common muscular dystrophies. (uclahealth.org)
  • The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) at the National Institutes of Health has led research efforts to find effective interventions such as new and repurposed medications to reduce the burden of rare disease. (cdc.gov)
  • Several authors of review articles have proposed classifications for the congenital muscular dystrophies. (medscape.com)
  • This is very well exemplified in the shift from descriptive classifications of neuromuscular diseases to molecular pathobiologic classifications of neuromuscular diseases. (medscape.com)
  • If a male inherits an X chromosome with the abnormal gene, he develops the disease. (msdmanuals.com)
  • If a female inherits one abnormal X chromosome, she is unlikely to develop the disease because she has also inherited one normal X chromosome. (msdmanuals.com)