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The Myopathies | Overview

The "myopathies" is the name given to a group of neuromuscular disorders that affect skeletal muscle, causing generalized muscular weakness among other symptoms. Literally, the word myopathy means "disease of the muscle" (myo=muscle; Gr. pathos=disease). Other types of myopathies are the inflammatory myopathies, the channelopathies, the metabolic myopathies, the mitochondrial myopathies, the dystrophic myopathies, and the non-dystrophic myopathies. Although all these myopathies affect skeletal muscle, the mechanisms that cause disease are different in each type.

The genetic etiologies of congenital myopathies. 


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