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J Neurol Sci. 2007 Sep 15;260(1-2):275-8. Epub 2007 May 23.

A novel in-frame deletion in the CAV3 gene in a Korean patient with rippling muscle disease.

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  • 1Department of Neurology, Inje University, College of Medicine, Busan, Republic of Korea.


Rippling muscle disease (RMD) is a rare form of myopathy that is characterized by percussion-induced rapid muscle contractions, muscle mounding, and rippling. Recently a caveolin-3 gene (CAV3) mutation was identified in patients suffering from autosomal dominant RMD. We encountered a Korean male patient with RMD who had suffered from muscle stiffness for 3 years. Mutation analysis of the CAV3 gene revealed the patient to be heterozygous for a novel in-frame deletion mutation (c.307_312delGTGGTG; Phe103_Phe104del). Further analysis of his family members showed that his mother and elder sister also have the same mutation. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of genetically confirmed RMD in Korea.

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