Having Children while avoiding Myotonic Dystrophy Transmission

Many couples in which one partner has myotonic dystrophy want to have children. There is a study that looks at pre-Implant diagnosis here the threat of the disease is eliminated. This is a good route for many couples. If universal education were available it may be possible to greatly reduce this disease.


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Case Reports of Pregnancy and Myotonic Dystrophy

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.

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Myotonic Dystrophy found to be cause of 9.7% of unknown Polyhydraminos

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

Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1998 Oct;179(4):974-7.

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.

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