A sporadic event of myotonia congenita in a infant admitted to the Paediatric Clinic for frequent crises of apnoea, cyanosis, vomiting and difficult feeding is reported. EMG analysis was consistent with the dominant variety of myotonia congenita. Mexiletine therapy showed excellent results in reducing myotonic activity. It is worthwhile stressing that early symptoms may go unnoticed or may be misinterpreted and that information on the genetic form of the disease can be obtained also from the EMG analysis through a repetitive stimulation test.
|Autori:||Ceccarelli M; Rossi B; Siciliano G; Calevro L; Tarantino E|
|Titolo:||Clinical and electrophysiological reports in a case of early onset myotonia congenita (Thomsen's disease) successfully treated with mexiletine.|
|Anno del prodotto:||1992|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|