Oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy (OPMD) is an autosomal dominant disorder of late onset that commonly presents with ptosis and dysphagia. The genetic basis of the condition has been identified recently as a stable trinucleotide repeat expansion in exon 1 of the poly(A) binding protein 2 gene (PABP2), in which (GCG)(6) is the normal repeat length. The prevalence of OPMD is greatest in patients of French-Canadian origin. It is not clear if expansion repeat length is a reliable test in other p...Expand abstract
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Oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy: phenotypic and genotypic studies in a UK population.
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