Genetic Neuromuscular Disorders: A Case-Based Approach by Corrado Angelini

By Corrado Angelini

This publication describes the genetic diagnostic entities of neuromuscular issues. each one neuromuscular syndrome is gifted clinically as a case research, followed by way of textual content reviewing diverse molecular defects, DNA learn and differential analysis.


This selection of neuromuscular problems gains the several medical phenotypes regarding every one genotype and are consultant of the entire spectrum of a genetic muscle ailment, supporting the clinician and neuromuscular healthcare professional to make a analysis. Key issues for every genetic illness are pointed out to indicate therapy, whilst on hand, or the most medical tests precious in follow-up of patients.


Genetic Neuromuscular issues: A Case-Based Approach is geared toward neuromuscular physicians and neurology residents.

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Next-generation sequencing identifies transportin 3 as the causative gene for LGMD1F. PLoS One. 2013;8:1–7. 1). 2). Two phenotypes have been identified based on the distribution of muscle weakness at onset: the pelvifemoral form of Leiden-Möbius, which is the most frequently observed, in which muscle weakness is first evident in the pelvic girdle and later evident in the shoulder girdle, and the scapulohumeral form of Erb, which is usually a milder phenotype with infrequent early onset, in which muscle weakness is first evident in the shoulder girdle and later evident in the pelvic girdle [2, 3].

1) At age 50 years, this man complained of muscle weakness and high CK levels. He then developed a late-onset myopathy, leading at age 66 years to waddling gait, difficulty climbing stairs, and calf hypertrophy. His 9-year-old grandson complained of myoglobinuria with high CK and was also diagnosed as affected with Becker dystrophy. Patient 5 (Fig. 1) This 32-year-old man suffered from age 28 years of muscle weakness on both girdles and had high CK levels, waddling gait, Gowers’ sign, marked hypotrophy of quadriceps muscles, and slight calf hypertrophy.

The disease is genetically heterogeneous and may present with several modes of transmission (X-linked and autosomal dominant or recessive). 2). Case Report This boy had one maternal uncle affected with muscular dystrophy with onset of weakness at age 14 years, elbow contractures, tricuspid valve insufficiency, and high CK levels. The proband’s mother has normal CK level. The patient started C. 1 EDMD7 614302 Gene, protein EMD, emerin LMNA, lamin A/C LMNA, lamin A/C SYNE1, nesprin-1 SYNE2, nesprin-2 FHL1, four-half LIM domain-1 TMEM4, transmembrane prot-43 Gene MIM # 300384 150330 150330 608441 608442 300163 Inheritance XR AD AR AD AD XR 612048 AD walking at age 13 months with flexed knees.

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