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Immunofluorescence for desmin (photomicrograph)

Many fibers show increased and diffuse immunofluorescence for desmin. (Contributed by Dr. Enrico Bertini.)

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Associated Disorders

  • Central core disease
  • Elevated creatine kinase
  • Generalized muscle wasting
  • Joint contractures
  • Kyphoscoliosis
  • Motor weakness
  • Nemaline rod myopathy
  • Respiratory failure