What health problems are part of Bethlem myopathy?
The healthy problems associated with Bethlem myopathy are proximal muscle weakness and contractures. Proximal muscle weakness is weakness of the muscles closer to the torso. The muscle weakness becomes slowly worse over time. Contractures are joint stiffness that results in limited mobility of the joints. The joints typically cannot be completely straightened actively or passively. The contractures may come and go.
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