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Signs of Myotonic Dystrophy

Symptoms of Myotonic Dystrophy

The list of medical symptoms mentioned in various sources for Myotonic Dystrophy may include:

Note that Myotonic Dystrophy symptoms usually refers to various medical symptoms known to a patient, but the phrase Myotonic Dystrophy signs may often refer to those signs that are only noticable by a doctor.

Signs or Symptoms of Myotonic Dystrophy:

Myotonic dystrophy is an inherited disorder in which the muscles contract but have decreasing power to relax. With this condition, the muscles also become weak and waste away. Myotonic dystrophy can cause mental deficiency, hair loss and cataracts. Onset of this rare disorder commonly occurs during young adulthood. However, it can occur at any age and is extremely variable in degree of severity. (Source: Genes and Disease by the National Center for Biotechnology)

More Symptoms of Myotonic Dystrophy:

More detailed symptom information may be found on the symptoms of Myotonic Dystrophy article. In addition to the above medical information, to get a full picture of the possible signs or symptoms of this condition and also possibly the signs and symptoms of its related medical conditions, it may be necessary to examine symptoms that may be caused by:

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What are the signs of Myotonic Dystrophy?

The phrase "signs of Myotonic Dystrophy" should, strictly speaking, refer only to those signs and symptoms of Myotonic Dystrophy that are not readily apparent to the patient. The word "symptoms of Myotonic Dystrophy" is the more general meaning; see symptoms of Myotonic Dystrophy.

The signs and symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Myotonic Dystrophy. This medical information about signs and symptoms for Myotonic Dystrophy has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Myotonic Dystrophy signs or Myotonic Dystrophy symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Myotonic Dystrophy may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Myotonic Dystrophy symptoms.


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