Congenital centronuclear myopathy and epidermolysis bullosa due to two novel mutations in the plectin gene

We report on a Turkish patient with congenital myopathy with a fiber type disproportion and central myonuclei comparable to a centronuclear myopathy and skin blistering (epidermolysis bullosa simplex, EBS) due to a novel homozygous mutation in the plectin gene, a cytoskeleton-membrane anchorage protein. So far, EBS has only been described to be associated with congenital or limb girdle muscular dystrophy, myasthenic syndrome, or pyloric atresia. A clubfoot and hypotonia were noted directly at birth, skin blistering was identified shortly after cast treatment of the foot malposition.
Source: Neuromuscular Disorders - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research

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Source: Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Conditions:   Cerebral Palsy;   Brachial Plexus Palsy Interventions:   Behavioral: Hand-Use-at-Home Questionnaire (HUH);   Behavioral: Pediatric Outcome Data Collection Instrument (PODCI);   Behavioral: Children's Hand-Use Experience Questionnaire (CHEQ) Sponsor:   Marmara University Recruiting
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Source: Dr.S.Venkatesan MD - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: cardiology -Therapeutics Cardiology -unresolved questions Infrequently asked questions in cardiology (iFAQs) pericardial disease pericardial effusion Pericardium infective endocarditis pericardial effusion in infective endocarditis Source Type: blogs
Authors: Leotard A, Lebret M, Prigent H, Arnol N, Pépin JL, Hartley S, Lofaso F, Borel JC Abstract In subjects with neuromuscular diseases (NMD), the choice of facemask is essential for successful long-term noninvasive ventilation (NIV). While nasal masks usually represent the first line of treatment, almost a third of our subjects with NMD use an oro-nasal interface. Factors associated with the choice of mask remain poorly understood. We provide an original analysis of a previous prospective, multi-centric, Franco-Belgian survey investigating the factors associated with the type of nocturnal mask used in 11...
Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Rev Mal Respir Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of B.U.ON. - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: J BUON Source Type: research
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Source: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
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Source: Sports Medicine - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
Condition:   Miyocardial Infarction Intervention:   Other: no intervention Sponsors:   Turkish Society of Cardiology;   AstraZeneca Recruiting
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