Oculopharyngeal Muscular Dystrophy

Oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy (OPMD) is an autosomal dominant, late-onset, progressive disease that typically presents in the fifth or sixth decade with progressive swallowing difficulties (dysphagia), eyelid drooping (ptosis) and proximal limb weakness.

OPMD is caused by the abnormal expansion of a polyalanine tract within the coding region of poly(A) binding protein nuclear 1 (PABPN1).

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To book FIRST LEVEL visits, contact the regional toll free call center:
Tel. 800638638

For SECOND LEVEL visits, with a specialised physician contact these numbers:
Tel. 0255038645
Tel. 0255038646

Before booking the visit, please make sure you have your physician’s (Specialists or GP) Health Service Authorization that specifically certifies a request for a visit to Neurologist.