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Thomsen and Becker disease

Disease definition

A rare, genetic, skeletal muscle channelopathy characterized by slow muscle relaxation after contraction (myotonia).


Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s):
    • Myotonia congenita
  • Prevalence: 1-9 / 100 000
  • Inheritance: Autosomal dominant or Autosomal recessive 
  • Age of onset: Infancy, Childhood, Adolescent, Adult
  • ICD-10: G71.1
  • OMIM: 160800  255700
  • UMLS: C0027127  C2936781
  • MeSH: -
  • GARD: -
  • MedDRA: 10028655  10043461

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