Myotonic dystrophy type 2
Other Names for this Disease
- Dystrophia myotonica type 2
- Proximal myotonic myopathy
- Myotonic myopathy, proximal
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myotonic dystrophy, is an inherited muscular dystrophy that affects the muscles and other body systems (e.g., heart, eyes, and pancreas). It is characterized by prolonged muscle tensing (myotonia) as well as muscle weakness, pain, and stiffness. Signs and symptoms usually develop during a person's twenties or thirties. Muscles in the neck, fingers, elbows, and hips are typically affected; facial and ankle muscles are less commonly involved. The severity of myotonic dystrophy type 2 varies widely among affected people, even among family members. It is inherited in an autosomal dominant pattern and is caused by mutations in the CNBP gene. Treatment is based on each person's specific signs and symptoms.Myotonic dystrophy type 2, one of the two types of
Last updated: 2/10/2014
- Genetics Home Reference (GHR) contains information on Myotonic dystrophy type 2. This website is maintained by the National Library of Medicine.
- The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) provides additional information about myotonic dystrophy. Click on the link to view this information.
- Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation provides additional information about Myotonic dystrophy type 2.
- The National Human Genome Research Institute's (NHGRI) website has an information page on this topic. NHGRI is part of the National Institutes of Health and supports research on the structure and function of the human genome and its role in health and disease.
- The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) has a report for patients and families about this condition. NORD is a patient advocacy organization for individuals with rare diseases and the organizations that serve them.
- The Monarch Initiative brings together data about this condition from humans and other species to help physicians and biomedical researchers. Monarch’s tools are designed to make it easier to compare the signs and symptoms (phenotypes) of different diseases and discover common features. This initiative is a collaboration between several academic institutions across the world and is funded by the National Institutes of Health. Visit the website to explore the biology of this condition.
- Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) is a catalog of human genes and genetic disorders. Each entry has a summary of related medical articles. It is meant for health care professionals and researchers. OMIM is maintained by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
- Orphanet is a European reference portal for information on rare diseases and orphan drugs. Access to this database is free of charge.
- PubMed is a searchable database of medical literature and lists journal articles that discuss Myotonic dystrophy type 2. Click on the link to view a sample search on this topic.
- Mulders SAM et al., Molecular therapy in myotonic dystrophy: Focus on RNA gain-of-function. Human Molecular Genetics. 2010:19(1):R90-R97.