Muscular dystrophy-dystroglycanopathy limb-girdle C5
An autosomal recessive degenerative myopathy with age of onset ranging from childhood to adult life, and variable severity. Clinical features include proximal muscle weakness, waddling gait, calf hypertrophy, cardiomyopathy and respiratory insufficiency. A reduction of alpha-dystroglycan and laminin alpha-2 expression can be observed on skeletal muscle biopsy from MDDGC5 patients.
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