Neuropediatrics 1987; 18(4): 213-217
DOI: 10.1055/s-2008-1052483
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Centronuclear Myopathy in Black African Children - Report of 4 Cases

A.  Moosa , A. A. Dawood
  • Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Natal, Durban, South Africa
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19 March 2008 (online)


Four African children with sporadically occurring centronuclear myopathy of the childhood form are described. Three were female. All had the characteristic clinical features of hypotonia, facial weakness, and external ophthalmoplegia. Muscle histology showed centrally placed nuclei in small type I fibres.