X-linked centronuclear myopathy

What is X-linked centronuclear myopathy?

A rare X-linked congenital myopathy characterized by numerous centrally placed nuclei on muscle biopsy and that presents at birth with marked weakness, hypotonia and respiratory failure.

Other condition names

  • X-linked myotubular myopathy

Inheritance type

X-linked recessive


  • Europe: 1-9 in 1,000 000

Age of Onset

  • Antenatal
  • Neonatal
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