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Some clinicians may be confronted by very few in their working careers. A web-based database with video and histopathological data on the spectrum of phenotypes in genetically proven cases, described by the clinician expert in that disease, would be extremely useful. It would be especially helpful to have video of patients with genetically proven disease but unusual phenotypes. It remains to be seen how much lumping and splitting will occur following the identification of the genetic basis of the rarer congenital myopathies.

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