Myotubular Myopathy

X-linked myotubular myopathy is a rare disorder characterized by weakness of the respiratory muscles causing respiratory distress. In addition, infants with this form of myotubular myopathy are generally weak and have a loss of muscle tone causing poor sucking and an inability to swallow. Weakness of the jaw, tongue, lips, cheeks, mouth, throat, and neck muscles may also be present.

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