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Myopathies are disorders of the skeletal muscles which cause a variety of types of muscle weakness or muscle function problems.[1] Myopathies can be inherited (genetic), or acquired, and result in abnormal muscle cell structure and metabolism.[1]

Acquired myopathies[edit | edit source]

Acquired myopathies usually begin suddenly and later in life, rather than in childhood. They are often acute (brief) rather than long-term conditions.

Inherited myopathies can be caused by:

Inherited myopathies[edit | edit source]

Symptoms of inherited myopathies usually begin in childhood, and have a long duration.[1] The types of inherited myopathies are:

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Muthusamy, Preetha; Tavee, Jinny (August 2010). "Myopathy". Retrieved January 16, 2019.