What type of disease is Bethlem myopathy considered?
Bethlem myopathy is considered a muscular dystrophy. Muscular dystrophies are a group of disorders that cause muscle weakness and loss of muscle mass because the proteins that make up the muscles are not formed properly. These symptoms become worse over time.
SOURCE: Emory University - Department of Human Genetics in collaboration with ThinkGenetic • https://www.thinkgenetic.com/diseases/bethlem-myopathy-109941/overview/69226 • DATE UPDATED: 2019-02-21
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