[Miyoshi distal muscular dystrophy].


Miyoshi distal muscular dystrophy (MDMD) is a young-adult-onset, autosomal recessive inherited dystrophy initially affecting the plantar flexers. We analysed 12 MDMD families, five with consanguineous marriage, for chromosomal linkage using polymorphic microsatellite DNA markers to map MDMD gene. A significant lod score was obtained with the 2p13 locus… (More)