Myotonia congenita autosomal dominant
Other Names for this Disease
- Autosomal dominant myotonia congenita
- Thomsen disease
- Thomsen's disease
Your QuestionMy daughter has myotonia congenita even though there is no family history of the condition. My husband and I are first cousins. She is now married to a man who is not a blood relative. What are their chances of having a child with the condition?
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Questions on this page
- What is myotonia congenita?
- How can I find out which form of myotonia congenita is present in my family?
- What is autosomal dominant inheritance?
- What is autosomal recessive inheritance?
- What is the chance that my daughter's children will also have myotonia congenita?
- How can I find a genetics professional in my area?
Genetics clinics are a source of information for individuals and families regarding genetic conditions, treatment, inheritance, and genetic risks to other family members. More information about genetic consultations is available from Genetics Home Reference. To find a genetics clinic, we recommend that you contact your primary healthcare provider for a referral.
The following online resources can help you find a genetics professional in your community:
- The National Society of Genetic Counselors provides a searchable directory of US and international genetic counseling services.
- The American College of Medical Genetics has a searchable database of US genetics clinics.
- The University of Kansas Medical Center provides a list of US and international genetic centers, clinics, and departments.
- The American Society of Human Genetics maintains a database of its members, which includes individuals who live outside of the United States. Visit the link to obtain a list of the geneticists in your country, some of whom may be researchers that do not provide medical care.
- Myotonia Congenita. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). February 14, 2007; http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/myotoniacongenita/myotoniacongenita.htm. Accessed 7/29/2010.
- Myotonia Congenita. Genetics Home Reference (GHR). April 2007; http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition=myotoniacongenita. Accessed 7/29/2010.
- What are the different ways in which a genetic condition can be inherited?. Genetics Home Reference Web site. September 23, 2013; http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/handbook/inheritance/inheritancepatterns. Accessed 9/24/2013.