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What is Myotonic dystrophy, type 2?

What is Myotonic dystrophy, type 2?

  • Myotonic dystrophy, type 2: An inherited disorder characterized by progressive muscle weakness and wasting as well as eye defects, heart abnormalities and other anomalies. The severity of the condition is greatly variable. There are two type of myotonic dystrophy with type 1 being more severe than type 2. Type 2 also tends to affect muscle closer to the trunk e.g. upper leg and shoulders.

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Myotonic dystrophy, type 2 as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Myotonic dystrophy, type 2: Introduction

Types of Myotonic dystrophy, type 2:

Broader types of Myotonic dystrophy, type 2:

How serious is Myotonic dystrophy, type 2?

Complications of Myotonic dystrophy, type 2: see complications of Myotonic dystrophy, type 2

What causes Myotonic dystrophy, type 2?

Causes of Myotonic dystrophy, type 2: see causes of Myotonic dystrophy, type 2

What are the symptoms of Myotonic dystrophy, type 2?

Symptoms of Myotonic dystrophy, type 2: see symptoms of Myotonic dystrophy, type 2

Complications of Myotonic dystrophy, type 2: see complications of Myotonic dystrophy, type 2

Onset of Myotonic dystrophy, type 2: usually 2nd or 3rd decade

Can anyone else get Myotonic dystrophy, type 2?

More information: see contagiousness of Myotonic dystrophy, type 2
Inheritance: see inheritance of Myotonic dystrophy, type 2

Myotonic dystrophy, type 2: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Myotonic dystrophy, type 2.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Myotonic dystrophy, type 2.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Myotonic dystrophy, type 2: Medical Geneticist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Myotonic dystrophy, type 2.
Treatments for Myotonic dystrophy, type 2: see treatments for Myotonic dystrophy, type 2
Research for Myotonic dystrophy, type 2: see research for Myotonic dystrophy, type 2

Name and Aliases of Myotonic dystrophy, type 2

Main name of condition: Myotonic dystrophy, type 2

Other names or spellings for Myotonic dystrophy, type 2:

Dystrophia myotonica 2, DM2, Proximal myotonic myopathy, PROMM, Myotonic myopathy, proximal, Ricker syndrome, Myotonic dystrophy 2

Myotonic dystrophy, type 2: Related Conditions

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