PARAMYOTONIA CONGENITA

PARAMYOTONIA CONGENITA

PARAMYOTONIA CONGENITA |…. There is generalised myotonia which is aggravated by cold associated with weakness. It may be familial.

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Though benign in its course it may persist throughout life.

TREATMENT

Treatment is same in all 3 type.

 Quinine sulphate 300 mg thrice daily or Procainamide 0.5 gm to 1 gm 4 times a day may be of help. Dilantin Sodium 0.3 to 0.5 gm daily and steroids may also be helpful. Recently Tocainide and Mexiletine are also found to be helpful.