"Myotonic Dystrophy" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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An autosomal dominant neuromuscular disorder which usually presents in early adulthood, characterized by progressive muscular atrophy (most frequently involving the hands, forearms, and face), myotonia, frontal baldness, lenticular opacities, and testicular atrophy. Cardiac conduction abnormalities, diaphragmatic weakness, and mild INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY may also occur. Congenital myotonic dystrophy is a severe form of this disorder, characterized by neonatal MUSCLE HYPOTONIA, feeding difficulties, respiratory muscle weakness, and an increased incidence of INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp1423-5; Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1997, Ch16, pp16-7)
- Myotonic Dystrophy
- Dystrophies, Myotonic
- Dystrophy, Myotonic
- Myotonic Dystrophies
- Steinert's Disease
- Myotonia Dystrophica
- Steinert Disease
- Dystrophia Myotonica
- Myotonia Atrophica
Myotonic Dystrophy, Congenital
- Myotonic Dystrophy, Congenital
- Congenital Myotonic Dystrophies
- Dystrophies, Congenital Myotonic
- Dystrophy, Congenital Myotonic
- Myotonic Dystrophies, Congenital
- Congenital Myotonic Dystrophy
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