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Myotonic dystrophy type 1

Other Names for this Disease
  • DM1
  • Dystrophia myotonica type 1
  • Steinert disease
  • Steinert myotonic dystrophy
  • Steinert's disease
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  • My son is a young adult and has myotonic dystrophy type 1. He has early cataracts and many other symptoms.  He wears glasses and appears recently to have a wandering eye. He also has double vision and fatigue.  Is this caused by the myotonic dystrophy? What treatment is recommended? Click here for answer

  • My girlfriend's grandmother has Myotonic dystrophy type 1.  Fortunately neither my girlfriend's mother nor father is affected, but this disease is quite common in her mother's family.  I want to know the probability that either my girlfriend or our children could get this disease. Click here for answer