Steinert's disease


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Related to Steinert's disease: Proximal myotonic myopathy
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Noun1.Steinert's disease - 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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His father used to come to all his games and practice with him, but due to Steinert's disease, he can now barely move.
Myotonic dystrophy, also referred to as dystrophia myotonica or Steinert's disease (7), is named after the German physician who first described the condition in 1904.
Troublesome symptoms of the disease, also known as Steinert's disease and dystrophic myotonica, may include eye problems and an inability to release the hand from a grip.