Mutations in TCAP gene cause autosomal recessive limb-girdle muscular dystrophy type 2G (LGMD2G), congenital muscular dystrophy and dilated and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. To describe the phenotypic spectrum of LGMD 2G in a genetically homogeneous group of patients, belonging to a religious minority of Bulgarian muslims. Sixteen affected individuals (11 male and 5 female) from 10 pedigrees underwent neurological examination, including manual muscle testing, electromyography (EMG), cardiac evaluation, ventillatory assessment, evaluation of serum creatine kinase levels (CK) and molecular-genetic testing.

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