Myotonic Syndromes

  • Michael Swash
  • Martin Schwartz

Abstract

This group of disorders consists of a number of different conditions in all of which the clinical phenomenon of myotonia occurs (Table 15.1). Becker (1971, 1977) ascertained the prevalence of the various myotonic syndromes in West Germany and noted the overwhelming predominance of myotonic dystrophy in 80% of the patients surveyed, although it is likely that his results were biased by reliance on hospital-based cases.

Keywords

Fatigue Fibril Verapamil Infertility Hypothyroidism 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Swash
    • 1
    • 2
  • Martin Schwartz
    • 3
  1. 1.The London Hospital, London E1 and St Mark’s HospitalLondonUK
  2. 2.The London Hospital Medical CollegeLondonUK
  3. 3.Atkinson Morley’s Hospital (St Georges’s Hospital)LondonUK

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