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Myotonia Congenita

Introduction: Myotonia Congenita

Description of Myotonia Congenita

Myotonia Congenita (medical condition): A very rare inherited disorder where muscles are...more »

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Congenital myopathy:
  »Introduction: Congenital myopathy
  »Symptoms of Congenital myopathy

Myotonia Congenita: A dominantly inherited muscle disease that begins in early childhood and is characterized by severe myotonia (delayed relaxation of a muscle) after forceful voluntary contractions. Muscular hypertrophy is common and myotonia may impair ambulation and other movements. Myotonia typically becomes less severe with repetitive voluntary contractions of the affected muscles. Generalized myotonia (of Becker) is an autosomal recessive variant of myotonia congenita that may feature more severe myotonia and muscle wasting. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp1476-7; Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1997, Ch53, p18)
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Myotonia Congenita: congenital genetic disease characterized by tonic spasm and rigidity of certain muscles when a voluntary movement is attempted; also known as Thomsen's disease.
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Myotonia Congenita: A dominantly inherited muscle disease that begins in early childhood and is characterized by severe myotonia (delayed relaxation of a muscle) after forceful voluntary contractions. Muscular hypertrophy is common and myotonia may impair ambulation and other movements. Myotonia typically becomes less severe with repetitive voluntary contractions of the affected muscles. Generalized myotonia (of Becker) is an autosomal recessive variant of myotonia congenita that may feature more severe myotonia and muscle wasting. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp1476-7; Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1997, Ch53, p18).
Source: MeSH 2007

Myotonia Congenita: Related Topics

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Myotonia Congenita: Rare Disease

Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Myotonia Congenita is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Myotonia Congenita, or a subtype of Myotonia Congenita, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when if affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Myotonia Congenita as a "rare disease".

Source - Orphanet

Myotonia Congenita as a Disease

Myotonia Congenita: Another name for Congenital myopathy (or close medical condition association).
  »Introduction: Congenital myopathy
  »Symptoms of Congenital myopathy

Myotonia Congenita: Related Diseases

Myotonia Congenita: Myotonia Congenita is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:

Symptoms of Myotonia Congenita (Congenital myopathy)

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Myotonia Congenita: Article Excerpts about Congenital myopathy

Myotonia congenita is a genetic, neuromuscular disorder characterized by the slow relaxation of the muscles. Symptoms may include... (Source: excerpt from NINDS Myotonia Congenita Information Page: NINDS)

Myotonia congenita is a genetic, neuromuscular disorder characterized by the slow relaxation of the muscles... (Source: excerpt from NINDS Myotonia Congenita Information Page: NINDS)

Myotonia Congenita: Related Disease Topics

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Source - CRISP

Source - MeSH 2007

Broader terms for Myotonia Congenita

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Source - CRISP

Hierarchical classifications of Myotonia Congenita

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