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Myotonic Dystrophy

Jeffrey A. Cohen, Justin Mowchun and Jon Grudem

in Peripheral Nerve and Muscle Disease:

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print May 2009 | ISBN: 9780195375367
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322930 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780195375367.003.0017

Series: Contemporary Neurology Series

Myotonic Dystrophy

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Myotonic dystrophy commonly presents later in life. It affects multiple organ systems and is associated with cardiac, endocrine, and ophthalmological disorders. Cognitive impairment can also be a prominent feature. Diagnosis and management of this disorder is discussed.

Chapter.  1396 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neurology

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