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my·op·a·thy

 (mī-ŏp′ə-thē)
n. pl. my·op·a·thies
A disease of muscle or muscle tissue.

my′o·path′ic (mī′ə-păth′ĭk) adj.

myopathy

(maɪˈɒpəθɪ)
n, pl -thies
(Pathology) any disease affecting muscles or muscle tissue

my•op•a•thy

(maɪˈɒp ə θi)

n., pl. -thies.
any abnormality or disease of muscle tissue.
[1840–50]
my•o•path•ic (ˌmaɪ əˈpæθ ɪk) adj.

myopathy

A muscle disease, usually degenerative, but sometimes caused by drug side-effects, chemical poisoning, or by chronic disorder of the immune system. The muscles generally fail to function fully.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.myopathy - any pathology of the muscles that is not attributable to nerve dysfunction
pathology - any deviation from a healthy or normal condition
Translations

my·op·a·thy

n. miopatía, cualquier enfermedad muscular;
ocular ______ ocular.

myopathy

n miopatía
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Sporadic late-onset nemaline myopathy and idiopathic inflammatory myopathy can be difficult to distinguish clinically.
Clinical utility gene card for: Nemaline myopathy - update 2015.
A muscle biopsy of the left quadriceps suggested an adult-onset nemaline myopathy, and it was not clear whether the eye findings were related to the myopathy or SES.
There are a large number of myopathies where the cause can be ascertained like hereditary myopathies (Duchenne muscular dystrophy, Becker muscular dystrophy, Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy, etc), congenital myopathies like central core myopathy, nemaline myopathy, and myopathy due to disorders of muscle energy metabolism (like disorders due to glycogen storage causing progressive weakness).
Other diseases of connection to Ashkenazi Jews are Familial Hyperinsulinism, Joubert Syndrome Type 2, Lipoamide Dehydrogenase Deficiency (E3), Nemaline Myopathy, Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), Usher Syndrome Type 3, Usher Syndrom Type I, and Walker Warburg Syndrome.
In her searingly honest memoir Fragile, Niki recounts her pregnancy and the birth and first year in the lives of her tiny twins Theo and Felix who were only diagnosed with the condition Nemaline Myopathy after the tragic death of Theo at just seven months.
Other Myopathies This group of unrelated genetic muscle disorders (such as central core disease, nemaline myopathy, myotubular myopathy and mitochondrial myopathy) may cause diffuse weakness, some skeletal defomities and progressive muscle wasting, among other symptoms.
Treatment: An infant with nemaline myopathy usually requires a feeding tube to deliver nutrition and mechanical ventilation to support respiration.
I also wanted to share my story through music to raise awareness about Nemaline Myopathy, a rare form of muscular dystrophy that very few people seem to have heard of."