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Nemaline myopathy

Disease definition

Nemaline myopathy (NM) encompasses a large spectrum of myopathies characterized by hypotonia, weakness and depressed or absent deep tendon reflexes, with pathologic evidence of nemaline bodies (rods) on muscle biopsy.


  • Synonym(s):
    • NEM
    • NM
    • Nemaline rod myopathy
  • Prevalence: -
  • Inheritance: Autosomal dominant or Autosomal recessive or Not applicable 
  • Age of onset: All ages
  • ICD-10: G71.2
  • OMIM: -
  • UMLS: C0206157
  • MeSH: D017696
  • GARD: 12033
  • MedDRA: -

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