Myotonia congenita — A successful response to carbamazepine
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- Savitha, M.R., Krishnamurthy, B., Hyderi, A. et al. Indian J Pediatr (2006) 73: 431. doi:10.1007/BF02758569
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Myotonia congenita is a rare disease of skeletal muscle characterized by painless myotonia, generalized muscular hypertrophy and a non-progressive course. We report a 10-year-old girl with myotonia, “Herculean appearance” and electromyographic confirmation of myotonic discharges. There was a dramatic response to carbamazepine. The aim of this report is to make the readers aware of this entity which can be easily controlled with medication and also prevented by genetic counseling.