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Myotonic Dystrophy is a chronic and slowly progressing disease that causes muscle wasting. Cataracts, heart conduction defects, endocrine changes and myotonia are characteristic features of the condition. There are primarily two types of Myotonic Dystrophy – Myotonic Dystrophy type 1 DM 1 or Steinert's Disease and the Myotonic Dystrophy type 2 DM 2 or proximal myotonic myopathy. Symptoms vary between these two types. Typically, DM2 is milder than DM1.
HOW IS MYOTONIC DYSTROPHY DIAGNOSED?
A physical examination will usually reveal the typical pattern of muscle weakness and wasting and the presence of muscle stiffness (myotonia). Tests that may be done to confirm the diagnosis include a blood test, a muscle biopsy, and an electromyogram (EMG). The most precise diagnosis is made by analyzing the DNA in a blood sample as it will look for the specific genetic error that causes DM1 or DM2.
HOW IS MYOTONIC DYSTROPHY TREATED?
There is currently no treatment for Myotonic Dystrophy, only symptomatic relief may be provided. Ankle support and leg braces help in providing support for people having excessive muscle wastage. Eye problems related to Myotonic Dystrophy are treated according to the severity.
DID YOU KNOW?
DM1 is a more commonly occurring form of myotonic dystrophy, even though it is a worse and more dangerous form of the same.