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Ashkenazi Jewish Genetic Diseases: 19 Disease Panel

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Sephardic/Mizrahi Jewish Genetic Diseases

Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy Type 2B

Slowly progressive muscle weakness that may have differences in severity, even within the same family. Onset generally between age 12 and 39, beginning with the lower extremities, progressing to upper limb weakness often over ten years. At least half of affected individuals may lose the ability to walk after their 40s.

Carrier Frequency: 1 in 10 to 1 in 25 Jews from Libya, Yemen and the Caucasus

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