Myosin Storage Myopathy is a medical condition that causes muscle weakness. The weakness of muscles does not progress or progresses very slowly in people affected with this disease. This condition is characterized by formation of protein clumps that contain a protein called myosin. Symptoms are:
• High palate
• Myopathic facies
• Abnormality of the cardiovascular system
• Pseudohypertrophy of the calf muscle
• Congestive heart failure
• Dilated cardiomyopathy
HOW IS MYOSIN STORAGE MYOPATHY DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of Myosin Storage Myopathy in internal medicine is a challenge. General physicians usually look at the family history and evaluate the symptoms to arrive at a diagnosis. Genetic testing may provide confirmation of diagnosis.
HOW IS MYOSIN STORAGE MYOPATHY TREATED?
There is no specific treatment available for Myosin Storage Myopathy, but supportive treatment can be followed to relieve symptoms. Treatment for Myosin Storage Myopathy aims at maintaining muscle activity and prolonging life expectancy of the affected person
DID YOU KNOW?
Some affected individuals may also experience troubled breathing.