Myopathy

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Common Muscle Cramps and Stiff and Tetany
characterized by prolonged spasms of the arms and legs
Neuromyotonia
characterized by alternating episodes of twitching and stiffness
Polymyositis, Inclusion Body Myositis, and Related Myopathies
inflammatory myopathies of skeletal muscle
Familial Periodic Paralysis
characterized by episodes of weakness in the arms and legs
Myositis Ossificans
characterized by bone growing in muscle tissue
Stiff-Man Syndrome
characterized by episodes of rigidity and reflex spasms
Myopathies
Dermatomyositis
an inflammatory myopathy of skin and muscle
Glycogen Storage Diseases of Muscle
caused by mutations in genes controlling enzymes that metabolize glycogen and glucose (blood sugar)
Myoglobinurias
caused by disorders in the metabolism of a fuel (myoglobin) necessary for muscle work
Muscular Dystrophies
characterized by progressive weakness in voluntary muscles
Mitochondrial Myopathies
caused by genetic abnormalities in mitochondria, cellular structures that control energy
Congenital Myopathies
characterized by developmental delays in motor skills
The myopathies are neuromuscular disorders in which the primary symptom is muscle weakness due to dysfunction of muscle fiber.
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. www.ninds.nih.gov
Myopathy