Problem

Myotonic dystrophy

Other Names:
Steinert's disease
Nature:

Myotonic dystrophy (DM) can begin anytime from childhood to middle age. The symptoms are generalized weakness and muscle wasting first affecting the face, feet, hands and neck. Specifically there is a delayed relaxation of muscles after contraction. The congenital myotonic form of the disease is more severe. Progression is slow, sometimes spanning 50 to 60 years.

Narrower Problems:
Congenital myotonic dystrophy
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST