A 2-year-old boy with Leber's congenital amaurosis, hypotonia, depressed myotatic reflexes, and delayed motor development had numerous foci of broadened or smeared A bands, loss of distinct I bands, and near-normal Z lines in biopsied muscle. The thick filaments in these lesions appeared misaligned, suggesting an abnormality of the M line or of the structural protein connectin. This unique alteration represents the first described morphologic abnormality of muscle in a patient with Leber's congenital amaurosis.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - Apr 1993|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology