Human genes for myotonic dystrophy
Myotonic dystrophy [DOID:11722]
Myotonic dystrophy (dystrophia myotonica, myotonia atrophica) is a chronic, slowly progressing, highly variable inherited multisystemic disease. It is characterized by wasting of the muscles (muscular dystrophy), cataracts, heart conduction defects, endocrine changes, and myotonia. Myotonic dystrophy can occur in patients of any age. Genetically the disease is autosomal dominant.
Synonyms: myotonic dystrophy, DOID:11722, Dystrophia myotonica