Myotonic dystrophy

Other Names:
Steinert's disease

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