Distal anterior compartment myopathy with early ankle contractures

Muscle Nerve. 2007 Oct;36(4):525-7. doi: 10.1002/mus.20836.


Dysferlinopathies exhibit marked heterogeneity in the initial distribution of muscle involvement at the onset of the disease. We describe a Japanese patient with dysferlinopathy who exhibited distal anterior compartment myopathy (DACM) with early contractures of the ankle, whose pedigree included patients with two other types of dysferlinopathy. The existence of three phenotypes of dysferlinopathy in one pedigree is reported, indicating the involvement of molecules other than dysferlin in the pathogenesis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Ankle*
  • Anterior Compartment Syndrome / complications*
  • Anterior Compartment Syndrome / genetics
  • Contracture / etiology*
  • Distal Myopathies / complications*
  • Distal Myopathies / genetics
  • Family Health*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male