Long Distance Marathoning with Myotonic Dystrophy Type 2

A RecentĀ  case study just published examined a person with a mild case of myotonic Dystrophy type 2 PROMM. This individual was a long distance marathon runner. The disease did not interference with the sport that the individual chose. Additionally, the doctors proposed that the heavy excercise may have helped to retard the progression of the disease.

“In conclusion, this case shows that PROMM may take a
mild course over at least 22 years, that PROMM with mild
myotonia may allow a patient to continue strenuous sport
activity, and that continuous physical activity may contribute
to the mild course of PROMM. The genotype/phenotype
correlation between the CCTG-expansion and the mild phenotype
is weak.

FULL STUDY can be seen at this link

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