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A rare neuromuscular disorder with onset usually in late childhood or early adulthood.
Muscle-eye-brain disease is an autosomal recessive disease characterized by mental retardation, muscular dystrophy, retinal hypoplasia and brain abnormalities. MEB disease belongs to the group of inherited congenital muscular dystrophies (CMDs) and presents a close resemblance to Fukuyama congenital muscular dystrophy (FCMD) and Walker-Warburg congenital muscular dystrophy.
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The musculary dystrophies are a group of diseases characterized by progressive degeneration and/or loss of muscle fibers that result in loss of muscle strength. All or nearly all of them have a hereditary origin but details of the type of genetic defect and of the prognosis for the disease vary from type to type. Duchenne muscular dystrophy is the most common form, though there are at least 6 other forms of the disease. Several million people throughout the world have a form of muscular dystrophy. In the United States, it is estimated that 250,000 suffer from a form of muscular dystrophy.
Diseases that affect skeletal muscle - muscles that are connected to bones, like the biceps in the upper arm and quadriceps in the thigh - are often referred to as "myopathies." Myopathies can be caused by several different factors, including inherited genetic defects (e.g., the muscular dystrophies), endocrine or glandular defects, inflammation (e.g., polymyositis), or biochemical or metabolic abnormalities.
An autosomal dominant neuromuscular disorder which usually presents in early adulthood, characterized by progressive muscular atrophy (most frequently involving the hands, forearms, and face), myotonia, frontal baldness, lenticular opacities, and testicular atrophy. Cardiac conduction abnormalities, diaphragmatic weakness, and mild mental retardation may also occur.
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Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome (R.S.D./R.S.D.S), more recently known as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (C.R.P.S.) is a disease brought on by damage or trauma to the Sympathetic Nervous System. It can be brought on by an accident, minor trauma, or surgery (i.e.,carpal tunnel surgery, disc herniation surgery, removal of neuroma, rib resection, tarsal tunnel surgery, ulnar nerve surgery, etc.)
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Spinal muscular atrophy is a term for a group of inherited neuromuscular diseases. All forms of the disease affect specialized nerve cells called motor neurons, which control the movement of voluntary muscles. SMA causes lower motor neurons in the base of the brain and the spinal cord to disintegrate, preventing them from delivering electrical and chemical signals that muscles depend on for normal function.
A condition characterized by persistent spasms involving multiple muscles, primarily in the lower limbs and trunk. The illness tends to occur in the fourth to sixth decade of life, presenting with intermittent spasms that become continuous. Minor sensory stimuli, such as noise and light touch, precipitate severe spasms. Spasms do not occur during sleep and only rarely involve cranial muscles.
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