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European Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 155, Issue 6, pp 502–505 | Cite as

Nemaline myopathy in the neonate: two case reports

  • Françoise Vendittelli
  • Christine Manciet-Labarchède
  • Brigitte Gilbert-Dussardier
Neuropediatrics

Abstract

Nemaline myopathy, one of the most benign myopathies in older children and adults, may be rarely associated with early death in the neonate. The authors report two cases, describing the ante-and postnatal clinical courses. Family history may help in establishing the diagnosis, but this was not the case in the two infants described. Above all, the diagnosis is based on the results of muscle biopsy.

Conclusion

Nemaline myopathy may lead to early death in the neonate.

Key words

Nemaline myopathy Newborn disease Neuromuscular disease 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Françoise Vendittelli
    • 1
    • 3
  • Christine Manciet-Labarchède
    • 1
  • Brigitte Gilbert-Dussardier
    • 2
  1. 1.Service de Gynécologie Obstétrique IC.H.U de LimogesLimoges cedexFrance
  2. 2.Service de Pédiatrie IC.H.U de LimogesFrance
  3. 3.Centre de Recherche de l'Hôpital Saint-François d'AssiseQuébecCanada

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