A 51-year-old member asked:
are there any new treatments for myotonia congentia?
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Dr. Foster Carr answered
32 years experience General Practice
No- but new types: Myotonia congenita used to be divided into either thomson or becker's disease. It now appears that there are over 80 mutations (in the chloride channel gene or a sodium channel gene) that contribute to a diagnosis of typical or atypical myotonia congenita. Identifying the particular gene mutation will lead to better personalized treatment options.
Answered on Apr 8, 2015
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