h-IBMHereditary Forms of Inclusion Body Myopathy (neurology)
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The term hereditary inclusion body myopathy (h-IBM) was introduced in 1993 to designate a familial form of muscle disease similar pathologically to sporadic IBM (s-IBM), except for the lack of lymphocytic mononuclear cell inflammation.
(1,6,9) Because s-IBM and h-IBM share several pathologic characteristics, a common pathologic cascade ultimately resulting in fiber vacuolation has been proposed.