Myotonic Dystrophy Steinert disease








Type 1 Myotonic Dystrophy, also called Steinert disease for the German Doctor who first described this disease in 1909 as a dominantly transmitted muscular dystrophy. Over the course of the last 10 years, another form of Myotonic Dystrophy, which is very similar to Steinert disease as far as symptoms are concerned but bearing a different genetic anomaly, was described. This other form is called Type 2 Myotonic Dystrophy (DM2).

In summary, there are actually 2 forms of Myotonic Dystrophy:

Type 1 Myotonic Dystrophy is by far the most frequent one.