myotonic dystrophy

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Synonyms for myotonic dystrophy

a severe form of muscular dystrophy marked by generalized weakness and muscular wasting that affects the face and feet and hands and neck

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Miss Hart was diagnosed with the congenital myotonic dystrophy when she was six months pregnant and faced an anxious wait to see if her baby would be born with it.
Many residents of the northern Los Angeles County community rallied to the couple's defense after authorities accused them of abusing their 15-year-old daughter, Lindsay, who suffered from a condition called congenital myotonic dystrophy and died at age 15, weighing less than 50 pounds.
Noting that her death certificate listed cardiorespiratory arrest, pneumonia, marasmus (progressive emaciation caused by lack of food), and congenital myotonic dystrophy, he said, ``Each one of them by itself is able to cause her death.
Lindsay Gentry suffered from congenital myotonic dystrophy and was 4 feet 8 inches tall and weighed about 44 pounds when she died.
Lindsay Gentry was born with water on her brain, clubfeet and a condition called congenital myotonic dystrophy, in which the muscles waste away.
Lindsay Gentry was afflicted with a condition called congenital myotonic dystrophy, and was 4 feet 8 inches tall and weighed 50 pounds when she died in February 1996 at Kaiser Foundation Hospital in Fontana.
Lindsay suffered from congenital myotonic dystrophy, a hereditary disease characterized by the wasting of muscles.
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