Steinert's disease


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Related to Steinert's disease: Proximal myotonic myopathy

myotonia

 [mi″o-to´ne-ah]
any disorder involving tonic spasm of muscle. adj., adj myoton´ic.
myotonia atro´phica myotonic dystrophy.
myotonia conge´nita a hereditary disease marked by tonic spasm and rigidity of certain muscles when attempts are made to move them. The stiffness tends to disappear as the muscles are used.
myotonia dystro´phica myotonic dystrophy.
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Myotonic dystrophy (Steinert's disease) Duchenne (pseudohypertrophic) muscular dystrophy Decker muscular dystrophy Limb-girdle muscular dystrophy Facioscapulohumeral (Landouzy-Dejerine) muscular dystrophy Congenital muscular dystrophy Oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy Distal muscular dystrophy Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy
Myotonic dystrophy, also known as Steinert's disease, is the most common adult form of muscular dystrophy.
MUSCULAR DYSTROPHIES Myotonic dystrophy (Steinert's disease) Duchenne (pseudohypertrophic)