© 2018 Elsevier B.V. Introduction: Sarcoglycanopathies (LGMD 2C–2F) are a subgroup of limb-girdle muscular dystrophies (LGMD), caused by mutations in sarcoglycan genes. They usually have a childhood onset and rapidly progressive course with loss of ability to walk over 12–16 years. Methods: Next generation sequencing (NGS) targeted gene panel was performed in three adult patients with progressive muscle weakness in which routine muscle histology and immunohistochemistry were not diagnostic. Results: Genetic analysis revealed homozygous or compound heterozygous mutations in SGCA gene and Western Blot demonstrated protein reduction confirming the diagnosis of α-sarcoglicanopathy. Discussion: Our cases evidence that the diagnosis of mild forms of alfa sarcoglicanopathy could be a challenge and suggest the possibility that they could be underdiagnosed. The use of Next generation Sequencing targeted gene panels is very helpful in the diagnosis of these patients.
- Limb-girdle muscular dystrophies
- Next generation sequencing