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Rippling muscle disease

Disease definition

Rippling muscle disease is a rare, genetic, neuromuscular disorder characterized by muscle hyperirritability triggered by stretch, percussion or movement. Patients present wave-like, electrically-silent muscle contractions (rippling), muscle mounding, painful muscle stiffness and muscle hypertrophy, usually with elevated serum creatine kinase.


Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s): -
  • Prevalence: -
  • Inheritance: Autosomal dominant or Autosomal recessive 
  • Age of onset: Elderly, Childhood, Adolescent, Adult
  • ICD-10: G71.8
  • ICD-11: 8C71.Y
  • OMIM: 600332  606072
  • UMLS: C1853698
  • MeSH: -
  • GARD: 9164
  • MedDRA: 10069417
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