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Star DM, Testicular atrophy, Progressive muscle wasting, Myotonia

Classical case presentation of Myotonic Muscular Dystrophy is diabetes mellitus + testicular atrophy + myotonia
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that's great
Would you please remind me of myotonia and how we test for it
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myotonic dystrophy at first involves distal muscles in contrast of other distrophies which involve proximal muscles
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I read in UW a clue

Difficulty loosing one's grip when handshake, also after opening a door letting go of the door knob.

AD
Difficulty loosing grip
Trinucleotide repeat CTG
myotonia
cataracts
frontal balding
gonadal atrophy
Type I fibers most affected
gait disturbance

Characterized by slow relaxation of muscle
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