Congenital myopathies


Congenital myopathies are a group of inherited muscle conditions that are present from birth.

Congenital myopathies include:

Congenital myopathies are conditions where changes in the muscle cells make them less able to contract. All these forms of congenital muscular dystrophy lead to muscle weakness and a decrease of muscle tone in early childhood. Later in life they are sometimes associated with delayed motor development and speech and learning difficulties.

About 1,000 people in the UK have a form of congenital myopathy.