9 Types of Muscular Dystrophy

3. Myotonic Muscular Dystrophy 

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Myotonic MD is a common form of muscular dystrophy in adults and is caused by large numbers of repeats of CTG code. The condition has a range of symptoms which usually present between the ages of 20 and 30 and include heart disease, fertility problems, and eye problems. Men and women are affected equally.

Quick-Tissue kits could aid research into MD and other muscle-wasting diseases. Find out more. 

4 comments

  1. LOUIS COWAN says:

    I am the father of a family affected with SMA-LED, also my daughter, and grandson are affected… We have been biopsied by Dr. Michael Shy of the MDA research team.. My age is 82, my daughter is 59 and my grandson is 27, is there any answer to my question?????

  2. IS THERE ANY TREATMENT FOR DUCHENNE? MY GRAND SON WAS DIAGNOSED AT NEW BORN THROUGH MEDICAL TESTING. NO ONE IN MY FAMILY HAS MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY. HE IS NOW ALMOST FOUR, AND JUST A LITTLE BEHIND WITH SPEACH AND TRIPPING, BUT FOR THE MOST PART, IS GROWING TALL. PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF THERE IS TESTING GOING ON AFTER ALL THESE YEARS OF TELETHONS AND MILLIONS DONATED. I CAN’T BARE THE THOUGHT OF MY GRANDSON HAVING THIS AFTER LEARNING TO SPEAK AND WALK AND ALL THINGS HE KNOWS, HE IS VERY SMART. PLEASE TELL ME AS MUCH AS YOU CAN, HOPEFULLY GOOD, THANK YOU,

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