Risk estimates for neonatal myotonic dystrophy.

  title={Risk estimates for neonatal myotonic dystrophy.},
  author={A Gl{\aa}nz and Frank Clarke Fraser},
  journal={Journal of medical genetics},
  volume={21 3},
Children who inherit the autosomal dominant gene for myotonic dystrophy from their mother rather than their father may develop the severe neonatal type rather than the late onset type. The families of 22 neonatal type probands and 59 late onset type probands were studied to determine the risk of occurrence and recurrence of the neonatal type. The frequency of the neonatal type in sibs of neonatal type probands was 29%, or 37% if cases of neonatal deaths are counted as affected. This is… CONTINUE READING