Myotonic dystrophy and periodic paralyses

Mustafa A.M. Salih, Peter B. Kang

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Myotonic dystrophy (dystrophia myotonica, DM) is a category of autosomal dominant muscle diseases characterized by myotonia and muscle weakness that also involve multiorgan system complications. There are two major forms currently recognized, with distinct genetic and clinical features: myotonic dystrophy type 1, abbreviated DM1, and previously known as Steinert’s disease, though physicians increasingly avoid this and other eponyms, and myotonic dystrophy type 2, abbreviated DM2.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationClinical Child Neurology
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9783319431536
ISBN (Print)9783319431529
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020
Externally publishedYes

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