Myotonic dystrophy

Last revised by Arlene Campos on 5 Jun 2024

Myotonic dystrophy refers to a group of progressive multi-system genetic disorders that affect primarily muscle function, but can also affect other organs such as the heart, eye and endocrine system. 

There are two clinically and molecularly defined forms of myotonic dystrophy:

Epidemiology

The estimated incidence is ~1:8,000 individuals.

See also 

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