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Myotonic dystrophy: obstetric and neonatal complications.
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PMID:  4012379     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Myotonic dystrophy is a relatively common disorder. Since the clinical expression is highly variable, diagnosis is often made only after the birth of an infant with severe congenital myotonic dystrophy. Seven such cases are described. A history of obstetric complications was present in the six multiparous mothers. Neither the neonatal features nor the pregnancy complications are specific, but their combinations should suggest the diagnosis, which can be confirmed by neurologic evaluation of the infant's mother.
S F Sun; J Binder; E Streib; R C Goodlin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Southern medical journal     Volume:  78     ISSN:  0038-4348     ISO Abbreviation:  South. Med. J.     Publication Date:  1985 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-08-22     Completed Date:  1985-08-22     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404522     Medline TA:  South Med J     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  823-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cesarean Section
Infant, Newborn
Muscular Dystrophies / diagnosis,  genetics*
Obstetric Labor Complications / genetics
Pregnancy Complications / diagnosis,  genetics*
Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Newborn / genetics

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