• Vol. 47 No. 8
  • 15 August 2018

Oculopharyngeal Muscular Dystrophy in Singapore: Not So Rare

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Oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy (OPMD) is a late onset, inherited muscle disease, characterised by ptosis, dysphagia, variable proximal limb weakness and slow progression. The highest reported prevalence is amongst Bukhara Jews (Israel; 1:600) and French Canadians (1:1000). Amongst East Asians, OPMD is thought to be rare.

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