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Myotonic disorders in children often suggest that there is a presence of a hereditary
muscular disease that often results in complaints such as floppiness or stridor in an infant.
Misdiagnosis or undiagnosis can often occur when it comes to Myotonic disorder in children.
Sodium channels, and muscle chloride is a mutation in the encoding regarding the genes
which is likely to cause the myotonic disorder. “An abnormal, unstable, expansion of a
trinucleotide
repeats in the myotonic dystrophy gene on chromosome 19 causes the disease, and the degree
of abnormal expansion correlates reasonably closely with the severity of the muscle
weakness”
Respitory failure, inability to swallow, and increased frequency of germinal matrix
hemorrhage are common complications in childhood myotonic dystrophy. The way to
diagnose a child is to analyze the leukocyte DNA to evaluate the myotonic dystrophy gene
and to detect
early muscular and nonmuscular alterations that are associated with myotonic dystrophy.
During middle to old age cataracts are typical; in adolescence and early adult
life muscle weakness is typical; at the time of birth neonatal respiratory distress, hypotonia,
bilateral facial weakness, feeding difficulty, talipes, and mental retardation are typical. People
suffering from proximal myotonic myopathy use non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents and
muscle relaxants to lessen the effects.

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Reference
Moxely, R.. Myotonic Disorders in Childhood: Diagnosis and Treatment. Journal of
Child Neurology 12(2), p.166-129

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