Steinert's disease


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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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Myotonic dystrophy, or Steinert's disease, is the most common form of muscular dystrophy that occurs in adults [1].
Steinert's disease or myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1, OMIM#160900) is a multisystem disorder that affects skeletal and smooth muscle as well as the eye, heart, endocrine system, and central nervous system.
His father used to come to all his games and practice with him, but due to Steinert's disease, he can now barely move.