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Study Finds that an Abnormality in RNA May Lead to Congenital Myotonic Dystrophy

Diagnosis, Testing and Prognosis

The diagnostic process is not as difficult as others and is usually done through genetic testing. The problem lies the fact that there are no goal posts for the disease as the symptoms can begin at any point in life and range from very mild to severe. There are no real treatment protocols in place due to the same goal posts and the so therapy is tailored to the specific needs and symptoms of each patient. Prenatal testing to determine the presence of the disease is also an option for pregnant women that have some form of MD.