Consensus-based care recommendations for adults with myotonic dystrophy type 2


Schoser B, Montagnese F, Bassez G, Fossati B, Gamez J, Heatwole C, Hilbert J, Kornblum C, Kostera-Pruszczyk A, Krahe R, Lusakowska A, Meola G, Moxley R 3rd, Thornton C, Udd B, Formaker P; Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation.

Neurol Clin Pract. 2019 Aug;9(4):343-353. doi: 10.1212/CPJ.0000000000000645.

Purpose of review: Myotonic dystrophy type 2 (DM2) is a rare, progressive multisystem disease particularly affecting the skeletal muscle. A causal therapy is not yet available; however, prompt, appropriate symptomatic treatments are essential to limit disease-related complications. Evidence-based guidelines to assist medical practitioners in the care of DM2 patients do not exist.

Recent findings: The Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation (MDF) previously worked with an international group of 66 clinicians to develop consensus-based care recommendations for myotonic dystrophy type 1. Following a similar approach, the MDF recruited 15 international clinicians with long-standing experience in the care of DM2 patients to develop consensus-based care recommendations. The single text procedure was adopted. This process generated a 4-page Quick Reference Guide and a comprehensive 55-page document that provides care recommendations for DM2 patients.

Summary: The resulting recommendations will help standardize and improve care for DM2 patients and facilitate appropriate management in centers without neuromuscular specialists.

Published: 1 August 2019
Journal: Neurol Clin Pract, volume 9, issue 4, pages 343-353


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