Nemaline Myopathy Initially Diagnosed as Right Heart Failure with Type 2 Respiratory Failure

Mizuki Ito, Sayuri Shima, Ryunosuke Nagao, Shoko Nakano, Konoka Esaka, Akihiro Ueda, Shingo Maeda, Ryoma Moriya, Masashi Kondo, Kazuyoshi Imaizumi, Seiya Noda, Masahisa Katsuno, Ichizo Nishino, Hirohisa Watanabe

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Abstract

Nemaline myopathy (NM) is a rare muscle disease with various clinical types. In some cases, NM can lead to type 2 respiratory failure and right heart failure. We herein report a patient with congenital NM with nebulin gene mutation who presented with acute right heart failure and type 2 respiratory failure due to respiratory muscle paralysis after upper respiratory tract infection, needing a permanent ventilator for assistance. However, the limb and trunk muscle strengths were within normal limits. This case showed that NM should be considered as a cause of right heart failure and type 2 respiratory failure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1897-1901
Number of pages5
JournalInternal Medicine
Volume61
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Internal Medicine

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