With the correct diagnosis myotonic dystrophy can be prevented for the next generation. By using pre-implant diagnosis the next generation can be assured not to have myotonic dystrophy. This is an expensive and not practical approach in all countries though. This blog contains case reports from Pakistan of two case studies.
Excess amniotic fluid that surrounds the baby is one clue in diagnosis of myotonic dystrophy. This causes preterm labor and potential severe issues in the children. This study looks at cases of unknown polyhydramnois and concluded that 9.7% of this population that was studied had DM
Myotonic dystrophy is a significant cause of idiopathic polyhydramnios.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City 84132, USA.