myotonic dystrophy

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Noun1.myotonic dystrophy - a severe form of muscular dystrophy marked by generalized weakness and muscular wasting that affects the face and feet and hands and neck; difficult speech and difficulty with the hands that spreads to the arms and shoulders and legs and hips; the onset can be any time from birth to middle age and the progression is slow; inheritance is autosomal dominant
dystrophy, muscular dystrophy - any of several hereditary diseases of the muscular system characterized by weakness and wasting of skeletal muscles
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Meg worried about what would happen to her son with congenital myotonic dystrophy should she become incapacitated, and others were concerned about burdening family members with their care.
Audrey suffered from congenital myotonic dystrophy fiber-type disproportion - a rare genetic disorder characterized by muscle weakness, slow reflexes and low endurance.
In other reports some patients have only been diagnosed with DM following the birth of children with congenital myotonic dystrophy (7,8).
Tiny Sophie Elizabeth Hart survived for just eight weeks after being born with the rare congenital myotonic dystrophy.
Lindsay Gentry was born with water on her brain and a condition called congenital myotonic dystrophy.

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