Neuropathy, congenital hypomyelinating or amyelinating
A severe degenerating neuropathy that results from a congenital impairment in myelin formation. It is clinically characterized by early onset of hypotonia, areflexia, distal muscle weakness, and very slow nerve conduction velocities (as low as 3m/s). Some patients manifest nearly complete absence of spontaneous limb movements, respiratory distress at birth, and complete absence of myelin shown by electron microscopy of peripheral nerves. Inheritance can be autosomal dominant or recessive.
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