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Prenatal

  • Failure of cerebral respiratory control, which may result in fetal distress
  • Pulmonary immaturity, which may be further complicated by premature birth

Newborn

Childhood/Adolescence

  • Intellectual impairment due to potentially severe intellectual disability. Speech abnormalities, dysmorphic facial appearance, and lack of facial expression can make mild or normal cognitive impairment appear more marked.

Congenital DM1

Newborn

  • Pulmonary hypertension and cor pulmonale
  • Cardiomyopathy in rare cases

Childhood/Adolescence

Childhood/Adolescence

  • Normal or slightly delayed early motor development
  • Facial and neck muscle problems, typically without the facial appearance that is associated with the congenital form

Prenatal

  • Lower than normal fetal movement
  • Buildup of fluid (edema) in fetus organs and tissues (hydrops fetalis)
  • Increased amniotic fluid in mother (polyhydramnios). Breech position, placental abruption, and umbilical cord prolapse may result.

Congenital DM1

Prenatal

  • Accumulation of amniotic fluid in the mother caused by reduced ingestion of amniotic fluid by the fetus (polyhydramnios)

Newborn

Both DM1 and DM2 are passed from parent to child by autosomal dominant mutations. This means that the faulty gene is located on one of the chromosomes that does not determine sex (autosome) and that one copy of the mutated gene is enough to cause the disease (dominant).

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