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What is Myotonic dystrophy type 3?

What is Myotonic dystrophy type 3?

  • Myotonic dystrophy type 3: A rare genetic disorder characterized by myotonia, muscle atrophy, cataracts and hypogonadism.

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Myotonic dystrophy type 3 as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Myotonic dystrophy type 3: Introduction

Types of Myotonic dystrophy type 3:

Broader types of Myotonic dystrophy type 3:

What causes Myotonic dystrophy type 3?

Causes of Myotonic dystrophy type 3: see causes of Myotonic dystrophy type 3

What are the symptoms of Myotonic dystrophy type 3?

Symptoms of Myotonic dystrophy type 3: see symptoms of Myotonic dystrophy type 3

Onset of Myotonic dystrophy type 3: Symptoms can develop from the 4th to the 6th decade of life.

Myotonic dystrophy type 3: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Myotonic dystrophy type 3.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Myotonic dystrophy type 3.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Myotonic dystrophy type 3: see treatments for Myotonic dystrophy type 3

Name and Aliases of Myotonic dystrophy type 3

Main name of condition: Myotonic dystrophy type 3

Other names or spellings for Myotonic dystrophy type 3:

Dystrophia myotonica 3, Myotonic dystrophy 3, DM3

 

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