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Paramyotonia Congenita


Synonyms of Paramyotonia Congenita
  • Eulenburg Disease
  • Myotonia Congenita Intermittens
  • Paralysis Periodica Paramyotonica
  • Paramyotonia Congenita of Von Eulenburg
  • Von Eulenburg Paramyotonia Congenita

Disorder Subdivisions



    General Discussion
    Paramyotonia congenita is a rare muscular disorder inherited as an autosomal dominant trait. This nonprogressive disorder is characterized by a condition in which the muscles do not relax after contracting (myotonia). Symptoms can be triggered by exposure to the cold. There are also intermittent periods of a type of paralysis in which there is no muscle tone (flaccid paresis). This condition does not necessarily coincide with exposure to cold temperatures or myotonia. There is no wasting (atrophy) or increase in bulk (hypertrophy) of muscles with this disorder.

    Organizations related to Paramyotonia Congenita
    • MUMS (Mothers United for Moral Support, Inc) National Parent-to-Parent Network
      150 Custer Court
      Green Bay WI 54301-1243
      Phone #: 920-336-5333
      800 #: 877-336-5333
      e-mail: mums@netnet.net
      Home page: http://www.netnet.net/mums/
    • Muscular Dystrophy Association
      3300 E. Sunrise Dr
      Tucson AZ 85718
      Phone #: 520-529-2000
      800 #: 800-344-4863
      e-mail: mda@mdausa.org
      Home page: http://www.mdausa.org
    • Muscular Dystrophy Association (Australia)
      GPO Box 9932
      Melbourne Intl 3001
      Phone #: 61 -3 9-320 9555
      800 #: 1 8-00 -656 632
      e-mail: info@mda.org.au
      Home page: http://www.mda.org.au
    • Muscular Dystrophy Association of New Zealand, Inc.
      PO Box 23-047
      Auckland None None
      Phone #: 09 -278-7216
      800 #: 080-080-0337
      e-mail: nzmda@nzmda.ak.planet.gen.nz
      Home page: N/A
    • Muscular Dystrophy Campaign
      7-11 Prescott Place
      London None SW4 6BS
      Phone #: N/A
      800 #: --
      e-mail: info@muscular-dystrophy.org
      Home page: http://www.muscular-dystrophy.org
    • Muscular Dystrophy Canada
      900-2345 Yonge Street
      Ontario Intl M4P 2E5
      Phone #: 416--48-8-0030
      800 #: (86-6)--MUSCLE-8
      e-mail: info@muscle.ca
      Home page: http://www.muscle.ca
    • NIH/National Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Information Clearinghouse
      1 AMS Circle
      Bethesda MD 20892-3675
      Phone #: 301-495-4484
      800 #: 877-226-4267
      e-mail: NIAMSinfo@mail.nih.gov
      Home page: http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info



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