Early Onset Collagen VI Myopathies: Genetic and Clinical Correlations

A recent Annals of Neurology article reviewed data in France from 49 patients with a Collagen VI Myopathy, extending from UCMD to Bethlem myopathy.  The data reviewed allowed the group led by Valerie Allamand to come up with a distinct classification system where patients were classified into 3 categories based upon their genetic and clinical information.

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