How is weakness characterized in Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy (EDMD)?

Updated: May 23, 2019
  • Author: Eli S Neiman, DO, FACN; Chief Editor: Amy Kao, MD  more...
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Weaknesses may include the following:

  • Symmetric weakness of the biceps, triceps, and peroneal muscles

  • Scapular winging

  • Face, thigh, and hand weakness (uncommon but may occur late)

  • A limb girdle phenotype can be seen with mutations in EMD, but is more commonly due to a mutation in LMNA. [3]


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