Which dietary modifications are used in the treatment of congenital myopathies?

Updated: Mar 11, 2019
  • Author: Matthew Harmelink, MD; Chief Editor: Amy Kao, MD  more...
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While no dietary restrictions are indicated in the myopathies, diet should be tailored to the caloric needs of the patient. This may include restricting calories, especially in children with minimal mobility to avoid overwhelming weight gain.  

Weight may not follow the growth curve or may be low given a lack of muscle mass.


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