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Nemaline Myopathy is a medical condition that primarily affects the skeletal muscles. The skeletal muscles govern the body movements, hence movement is severely affected in Nemaline Myopathy. It is a rare, genetic muscle disorder that is of several subtypes. Symptoms are:
• Muscle weakness
• Reduced or absent muscle reflexes
• Distinctive facial features
• Breathing difficulties
• Delayed development in infants
• Weakness of respiratory muscles
HOW IS NEMALINE MYOPATHY DIAGNOSED?
A thorough clinical examination, detailed patient and family history and identification of characteristic findings are followed during diagnosis of Nemaline Myopathy. During diagnosis of Nemaline Myopathy, general physicians may look for fine, thread-like or rod-like structures are found during examination. Molecular genetic testing helps confirm the condition
HOW IS NEMALINE MYOPATHY TREATED?
Currently, there is no medication available for this illness and usually patients are suggested rehabilitation therapy and alternative medicines include homeopathy. They can consult with speech therapists and physiotherapists to manage the problem further.
DID YOU KNOW?
The disease is divided into six types based on its severity and the age of onset. The type that is congenital is most lethal and is considered to be life threatening.