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Is there cure for myotonia congenita?

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Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice
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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: No

This is a hereditary condition, of autosomal dominance (thomsen disease), or autosomal recessive (becker disease), and in most cases, medical treatment is un-necessary.

In brief: No

This is a hereditary condition, of autosomal dominance (thomsen disease), or autosomal recessive (becker disease), and in most cases, medical treatment is un-necessary.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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