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Distal myopathy, Welander type

Disease definition

Distal myopathy, Welander type (WDM) is a distal myopathy characterized by weakness in the distal upper extremities, usually finger and wrist extensors which later progresses to all hand muscles and distal lower extremity, primarily in toe and ankle extensors.


  • Synonym(s):
    • WDM
  • Prevalence: Unknown
  • Inheritance: Autosomal dominant 
  • Age of onset: Adult
  • ICD-10: G71.0
  • OMIM: 604454
  • UMLS: C0221054  C2931290
  • MeSH: C536690
  • GARD: 5552
  • MedDRA: -

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