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Management of Myotonia Congenita in Pregnancy

Myotonia congenita is a rare autosomal recessive disorder of skeletal muscle. Affected individuals experience periods of prolonged muscle contraction due to dysfunction of the CLC-1 chloride ion. These prolonged muscle contractions can interfere with normal labor and delivery. The stress associated with delivery put women at increased risk of myotonic crisis, a debilitating state during which the muscles cannot relax. There is little published on the management of women with myotonia congenita during pregnancy and delivery. Here we examine the case of a gravid female with myotonia congenita, discuss the risks associated with delivery and how to reduce risk to provide a safe delivery for these women. Additionally, we identify a novel mutation associated with the condition.

Citation: Yadava SM, Garabedian M, Wallerstein RJ and McClellan L (2014) Management of Myotonia Congenita in Pregnancy. J Womens Health, Issues
Care 3:4.

Management of Myotonia Congenita in Pregnancy

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