Myotonic dystrophy type 2 is a rare and poorly understood condition. Even less understood is its relation to recurrent ventricular tachycardia, which is even rarer.
Myotonic Dystrophy Type 2
Myotonic Dystrophy Type 2 is a genetic, inherited disease that leads to progressive muscle weakness. It impacts all muscles in the body including the muscles in the neck, around the joints, and in the face. Prolonged muscle tensing called myotonia is a common symptom.
Patient also face muscle weakness, muscle stiffness, and pain. However, the severity of the condition varies a lot from patient to patient.
This condition is the result of a mutation in a gene called CNBP. What’s crazy is that even though we know that this mutation is what causes the condition, we still don’t know the function of the CNBP gene.