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sophia cortes mytonic dystrophy

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MR. S.

on 6 April 2016

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Transcript of sophia cortes mytonic dystrophy

sophia cortes mytonic dystrophy
what causes
1. it is a mutation
what is it ?
a form of muscular dystrophy accompanied myotonia
may not be able to relax muscles speech may be slurred and for a while jaw may remain closed
affected genes or chromosomes are DMPK
both males and females can get mytonic dystrophy
other names
Steinart disease, Dystrophia Myotonica, 'Myotonia Atrophica, DM
who is affected?
prenatal tests
are possible if a DMPK mutation is found
currently there is no cure for DM because scientists dont fully understand the disease yet
can the peson affected have children

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