A form of nemaline myopathy. Nemaline myopathies are muscular disorders characterized by muscle weakness of varying severity and onset, and abnormal thread-like or rod-shaped structures in muscle fibers on histologic examination. Nemaline myopathy type 5 is a severe and progressive form common among Old Order Amish. Affected infants display tremors with hypotonia and mild contractures of the shoulders and hips. Proximal contractures progressively weaken and a pectus carinatum deformity develops before children die of respiratory insufficiency, usually in the second year.

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TCRDv4.6.9
UniProt Disease