Miyoshi myopathy


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Miyoshi myopathy

(mĭ-yō′shē)
An autosomal recessive form of muscular dystrophy in which mutations in the skeletal muscle gene that codes for dysferlin results in weakness of distal muscles, esp. the muscles that control plantar flexion of the feet. The disease first becomes clinically obvious in early adulthood.