Oculopharyngeal Muscular Dystrophy Oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy (OPMD) is a genetic autosomal dominant myopathic disease. Although it has been suggested that OPMD is grossly under-diagnosed (Ruegg et al., 2005), OPMD is relatively rare. Patients with OPMD have been identified all over the world (Brais, Rouleau, Bouchard, Fardeau, & Tome, 1999). Two pockets of ... Article
Article  |   June 01, 2006
Oculopharyngeal Muscular Dystrophy
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Phyllis M. Palmer
    University of New Mexico,Albuquerque
  • Amy T. Neel
    University of New Mexico,Albuquerque
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Swallowing, Dysphagia & Feeding Disorders / Special Populations / Genetic & Congenital Disorders / Speech, Voice & Prosody / Articles
Article   |   June 01, 2006
Oculopharyngeal Muscular Dystrophy
SIG 2 Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, June 2006, Vol. 16, 17-21. doi:10.1044/nnsld16.2.17
SIG 2 Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, June 2006, Vol. 16, 17-21. doi:10.1044/nnsld16.2.17
Acknowledgments
The authors wish to acknowledge the support and contributions of Gwyneth Sprouls, Carol Romero-Clark, Dr. Leslie Morrison, David Bear, Kristin A. Garrison, and Thomas Coe. OPMD research was supported by funding from a grant from the UNM Research Allocation Committee.
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