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Title: Oculopharyngodistal myopathy in a Thai family
Authors: Rawiphan Witoonpanich
Sriphan Phankhian
Thanyachai Sura
Patcharee Lertrit
Suchart Phudhichareonrat
Mahidol University
Prasat Neurological Institute
Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University
Keywords: Medicine
Issue Date: 1-Dec-2004
Citation: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand. Vol.87, No.12 (2004), 1518-1521
Abstract: There has been controversy whether oculopharyngodistal myopathy (OPDM) commonly seen in Japan is a distinct disease entity or a variant of oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy (OPMD) initially described in French-Canadians and has since been reported in other ethnic groups. Both diseases have autosomal dominant inheritance and OPDM patients are clinically similar to OPMD with slowly progressive ptosis, ophthalmoplegia and dysphagia except that most of the former usually have distal as opposed to proximal weakness and most of them are genetically different from the latter. The authors report here 2 siblings with clinical features of OPDM. This entity is rare outside Japan and this is the first family to be reported from Thailand.
ISSN: 01252208
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2001-2005

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