Myotonic dystrophy type 2

Common Name(s)

Myotonic dystrophy type 2, Proximal Myotonic Myopathy

Myotonic dystrophy type 2, one of the two types of myotonic dystrophy, is an inherited muscular dystrophy that affects the muscles and other body systems (e.g., heart, eyes, and pancreas). It is characterized by prolonged muscle tensing (myotonia) as well as muscle weakness, pain, and stiffness. Signs and symptoms usually develop during a person's twenties or thirties. Muscles in the neck, fingers, elbows, and hips are typically affected; facial and ankle muscles are less commonly involved. The severity of myotonic dystrophy type 2 varies widely among affected people, even among family members. It is inherited in an autosomal dominant pattern and is caused by mutations in the CNBP gene. Treatment is based on each person's specific signs and symptoms.
 

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The terms "Myotonic dystrophy type 2" returned 33 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Atrial fibrillation burden in Myotonic Dystrophy type 1 patients implanted with dual chamber pacemaker: the efficacy of the overdrive atrial algorithm at 2 year follow-up.
 

Author(s): Vincenzo Russo, Gerardo Nigro, Anna Rago, Andrea Antonio Papa, Riccardo Proietti, Nadia Della Cioppa, Anna Cristiano, Alberto Palladino, Raffaele CalabrĂ², Luisa Politano

Journal: Acta Myol. 2013 Dec;32(3):142-7.

 

The role that atrial pacing therapy plays on the atrial fibrillation (AF) burden is still unclear. Aim of the study was to evaluate the effect of the atrial preference pacing algorithm on AF burden in patients affected by Myotonic Dystrophy type 1 (DM1) followed for a long follow ...

Last Updated: 7 May 2014

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Teaching video neuroimages: trapezius myotonia percussion sign in myotonic dystrophy type 2.
 

Author(s): Nicholas E Johnson, Chad R Heatwole

Journal: Neurology. 2013 Jun;80(24):e251.

 

Last Updated: 11 Jun 2013

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Restless legs syndrome and daytime sleepiness are prominent in myotonic dystrophy type 2.
 

Author(s): Erek M Lam, Paul W Shepard, Erik K St Louis, Lucas G Dueffert, Nancy Slocumb, Stuart J McCarter, Michael H Silber, Bradley F Boeve, Eric J Olson, Virend K Somers, Margherita Milone

Journal: Neurology. 2013 Jul;81(2):157-64.

 

Although sleep disturbances are common in myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1), sleep disturbances in myotonic dystrophy type 2 (DM2) have not been well-characterized. We aimed to determine the frequency of sleep disturbances in DM2.

Last Updated: 9 Jul 2013

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