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Myotonic dystrophy

Other Names for this Disease
  • Dystrophia myotonica
  • Myotonia atrophica
  • Myotonia dystrophica
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  • My sister has been diagnosed with myotonic dystrophy and suffers from severe muscle weakness, heart disorders and cataracts. What treatment is available for this condition? Is there research being conducted? Click here for answer

  • A doctor recommended that I undergo some genetic testing following my biopsy that revealed myotonic dystrophy. What is this condition, and what may be the underlying cause? Also, I cannot find a more affordable genetic lab than the one I was referred to? Can you help locate one? Click here for answer