The coexistence of neurogenic and myogenic features in scapuloperoneal syndrome is rarely ascribed to a single gene. Defects in the nuclear envelope protein lamin A/C, encoded by the LMNA gene, have been shown to be associated with a variety of disorders affecting mainly the muscular and adipose tissues and, more recently, with autosomal recessive Charcot-Marie-Tooth type 2 neuropathy. This report is about a patient presenting features of myopathy and neuropathy due to a dominant LMNA mutation, suggesting that the peripheral nerve might be affected in primary LMNA myopathy. Our observations further support the marked intrafamilial and interfamilial phenotypic heterogeneity associated with lamin A/C defects.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
- Psychiatry and Mental health