Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Muscular Dystrophy Myotonic Dystrophy

Myotonic dystrophy or Steinert's disease can affect both children and adults. In most cases symptoms do not begin until adulthood. Some forms are mild causing mainly the inability to relax muscles (myotonia) while others may have more muscle weakness, typical of the other forms of muscular dystrophy.

Features of myotonic dystrophy include:

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Last Updated: Dec 21, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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