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Centronuclear myopathy

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Centronuclear myopathy (CNM) is an umbrella term for a group of rare genetic muscle disorders

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The most notable clinical manifestations of CNM are muscle weakness and associated disabilities

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Symptoms are often present at birth in the severe forms, but may first develop later in life, although onset in adulthood is unusual

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CNMs derive their name based on the central location of the muscle fiber (muscle cell) nucleus---cell nuclei are abnormally located in the center of muscle cells instead of their normal location at the periphery

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While some patients with centronuclear myopathies remain ambulatory throughout their adult life, others may never crawl or walk and may require wheelchair use for mobility

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