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Are there any new treatments for myotonia congentia?

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Dr. Foster Carr
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Foster Carr
Dr. Foster Carr
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In brief: Not really

But most patients with myotonia congenita do not require medicines.
If the myotonia is severe and limits function, medications which may help include anti-arrhythmics and anti-epileptics. Mexilitine and Phenytoin have shown successes. Very specialized area, and best to see pediatric neurologist.

In brief: Not really

But most patients with myotonia congenita do not require medicines.
If the myotonia is severe and limits function, medications which may help include anti-arrhythmics and anti-epileptics. Mexilitine and Phenytoin have shown successes. Very specialized area, and best to see pediatric neurologist.
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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