Nemaline Myopathy

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Nemaline Myopathy
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A group of conditions which fall under the umbrella known as congenital myopathies, characterised by rod-like structures in the muscle cells, and clinical features such as muscle weakness, breathing problems, and feeding problems.

There are six sub-groups of Nemaline Myopathy ranging from the level of severity.

The condition usually starts showing signs at birth or early childhood and affects around one in 50,000 people.

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