PMID: 41769Sep 1, 1979

Recessive congenital myotonia and pregnancy

International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics : the Official Organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
I L SchwartzM Swift


There is a group of genetic disorders of muscle associated with myotonia. Congenital myotonia, usually a benign disorder and myotonic dystrophy, potentially a serious disorder, belong to this group. Uterine recordings during labor in patients with congenital myotonia have not been previously reported. These records have been abnormal in patients with myotonic dystrophy which has been associated with serious obstetric complications. A case of congenital myotonia in pregnancy is reported. The record of uterine contractions was normal. Although the patient delivered a stillborn male, the etiology of the intrauterine fetal demise is obscure.


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Apr 15, 2020·Obstetric Medicine·Adam Morton


Jun 1, 1975·Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology·R N Shore
Feb 12, 1972·Lancet·J O KingP W Zapf
Sep 1, 1961·American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology·J J SCIARRA, C M STEER

Related Concepts

Congenital, Hereditary, and Neonatal Diseases and Abnormalities
Pregnancy Complications
Myotonic Dystrophy
Genetic Predisposition to Disease
Myotonia Levior
Uterine Contraction

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