Table 2

Description of symptoms at initial presentation of the disease

All patientsLGMDMMp Value
No%No%No%
Difficulty standing on tip toes822008730.000012
Proximal lower limb weakness22612210000<0.000005
Weakness acute onset5143144360.19
Weakness non-acute onset267219867640.19
Calf wasting (asymmetric)38003270.03
Muscle pain38152180.25
Muscle stiffness130000
Pregnancy as possible trigger3829191
  • Statistical significance was analysed comparing the two groups of patients with respect to the amount of patients within one group.

  • LGMD, limb girdle muscular dystrophy; MM, Miyoshi myopathy.