Steinert's disease

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Related to Steinert's disease: Proximal myotonic myopathy
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Synonyms for Steinert's disease

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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Steinert's disease is characterized primarily by the myotonic phenomenon, which is a continued constriction of a skeletal muscle after a voluntary or inducted constriction.
Myotonic dystrophy, also referred to as dystrophia myotonica or Steinert's disease (7), is named after the German physician who first described the condition in 1904.
Troublesome symptoms of the disease, also known as Steinert's disease and dystrophic myotonica, may include eye problems and an inability to release the hand from a grip.
In this group there are two cases of pediatric onset, one case of classical presentation, another case of Steinert's disease (congenital onset) and two individuals free of mutation.