Clinical Features of Myotonic Dystrophy and Huntington’s Disease

Synopsis
Introduces the clinical relevance of myotonic dystrophy and Huntington’s disease. In two parts: 1) myotonic dystrophy: a consultant in clinical genetics talks to a family where the mother does not have the disorder, the father shows no obvious symptoms, but their two daughters clearly do. The consultant demonstrates the myotonia and percussion myotonia with the hand, the facial weakness, and the weakness of the neck muscles associated with the disorder; 2) Huntington’s disease: the consultant meets three patients in various stages of development of Huntington’s disease, and the degree of chorea in each is evident. With the cooperation of each of the patients, he demonstrates bradykinesia, dysdiadochokinesia and abnormal saccadic eye movements in all three cases. Finally, the consultant compares the gaits of the three patients when they are asked to walk heel-to-toe.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of production
1997
Uses
1st-year medical students.
Subjects
Medical sciences
Keywords
Huntington’s chorea; myotonic dystrophy; neurological assessment; neurological disorders

Online availability

URI
http://jiscmediahub.ac.uk/
Price
academic subscription
Delivery
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Production Company

Name

Sheffield University Television

Notes
Now: University of Sheffield, Learning Media Unit (5/00)

Distributor

Name

JISC MediaHub

Notes
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Name

University of Sheffield Learning & Teaching Services

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Phone
0114 22 20401
Address
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Sheffield
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United Kingdom
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