Congenital myopathy, Paradas type

What is Congenital myopathy, Paradas type?

A rare congenital muscular dystrophy characterized by early onset of hypotonia, delayed motor development, and variably progressive generalized muscle weakness. Predominant involvement of pelvic and neck flexor muscles has been reported, as well as early involvement of hamstrings and medial gastrocnemius visible on muscle MRI. Serum creatine kinase levels are markedly elevated (in some cases already from early childhood). Muscle biopsy shows absence of dysferlin.

Inheritance type

Autosomal recessive


  • Worldwide: <1 in 1,000 000

Age of Onset

  • Infancy
  • Neonatal
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