Emanuela Bellafiore

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BACKGROUND Congenital muscular dystrophy type 1A is caused by mutations in the LAMA2 gene that encodes the laminin α2 chain, a component of the skeletal muscle extracellular matrix protein laminin-211. The clinical spectrum of the disease is more heterogeneous than previously thought, particularly in terms of motor achievement and disease progression. We(More)
We report on a patient with muscle pain not associated with muscle weakness. Microscopic examination of the muscle biopsy revealed rod-like cytoplasmic bodies in many fast fibres. By electron microscopy these had a crystalloid structure identical to the hexagonally cross-linked caveolin 3-positive tubular arrays, previously described in patients with(More)
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