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Myotonic dystrophy, type 2

Myotonic dystrophy, type 2: Introduction

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. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Myotonic dystrophy, type 2 is available below.

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Myotonic dystrophy, type 2: Deaths

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Myotonic dystrophy, type 2: Complications

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Causes of Myotonic dystrophy, type 2

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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".
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More information about Myotonic dystrophy, type 2

  1. Myotonic dystrophy, type 2: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types
  8. Deaths
  9. Complications
 

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