Saturday, September 8, 2012

Myotonia Congenita

The myotonia congenita, also known as Thomsen's disease, is a dominant hereditary muscle disorder characterized by muscle spasms and increase of muscular tone, which is exaggerated with physical effort, as relaxation or discontraction is difficult. The anatomical base for the myotonia congenita is a hypertrophy of the muscular tissue. The disease begins in childhood and early adolescence. Treatment: quinine is effective.