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CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 55-57

An unusual cause of recurrent falls


1 Department of Neurology, Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre, Pune, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Medicine, Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre, Pune, Maharashtra, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0972-4958.175853

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Patient with recurrent falls presenting to the physician poses a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. Detailed clinical and laboratory evaluation often results in precise diagnosis. We present here a case who presented with recurrent falls and was diagnosed to have myotonia congenita (MC) of Becker's type. He had typical clinical signs of myotonia such as grip myotonia and percussion myotonia. Myotonic disorders should be considered in patients presenting with recurrent falls and clinical testing for myotonia should be done. Electromyography and muscle histopathology are important adjuncts to the diagnosis of MC.


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