Myotonia congenita with painful muscle contractions.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We present a family with dominantly inherited myotonia congenita and painful, electrically silent muscle contractions after exertion. In two family members, painful muscle contractions occurred coincident with hypothyroidism, and improved after thyroid replacement therapy. It is probable that this family represents a disease that is similar to but distinct from the dominant form of myotonia congenita.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Sanders, DB

Published Date

  • August 1976

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 33 / 8

Start / End Page

  • 580 - 582

PubMed ID

  • 942314

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0003-9942

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1001/archneur.1976.00500080058009


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States