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What is GNE Myopathy / HIBM?

What are Some Other Names by Which GNE Myopathy is Known?

It is officially now known as GNE Myopathy, which has been named after the affected gene.  Previously, it was widely known as HIBM (Hereditary Inclusion Body Myopathy), but it has also been known as:


Nonaka Myopathy
DMRV – Distal Myopathy with Rimmed Vacuoles
QSM – Quadriceps Sparing Myopathy
HIBM2 – Hereditary Inclusion Body Myopathy-Type 2
IBM2 – Inclusion Body Myopathy-Type 2