This web is for anyone seeking information about the rare genetic disorder nemaline myopathy. If you have NM, or you are a parent, guardian, professional or friend who cares for someone with it, then there are new friends out there who wish to hear from you. Learn from those who know the game.

The official encyclopaedia
for NM

Born: July 18th, 1999
Updated: May 3, 2008

Relaunched: November 11, 2001
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This page was last updated: May 3, 2008
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This web site is here as a starting point for anyone seeking more information about nemaline myopathy and contacting other families whose lives are effected by it. The details provided and linked to this site are for information purposes only. All information is provided in good faith and with the understanding that I do not offer medical or professional services, of any kind. It is recommended that you should not use the information without consulting your doctor. No warranties of any kind, are expressed or implied. I do not accept liability for any loss or damage resulting from the use or misuse of any information contained on this site, nor for any errors or omissions. Basically, you use this site at your own risk! Surfing this website can seriously increase your knowledge of NM. ;-))

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Please contact your medical professional if you have questions about your specific condition.

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