Unkown Family Drama

MD is a large family drama
Specifically dramatic for MD is that symptones get worse from one generation to next. As the desease is typically only diagnosed once more severe symptones arise, by that time the deasease is typically wide spread through extended families.

Problem of being unkown
Despite the large number of people with MD, there desease is very much unkown amongst the general public as wekk as care providers. This has very real-life concequences:

  • Late diagnoses (resulting in: further spread within families and inadequate care)
  • Insufficient fundraising, and thus
  • Insufficient research

For more information regarding the desease in English, please visit the website of the Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation, the US based charity dedicated to MD research and MD patients.