Steinert's disease can affect life expectancy, but it is important to take into account the time at which symptoms appear. This means that if myotonic dystrophy type 1 manifests late, life expectancy may not be reduced. However, life expectancy may be affected in the more severe congenital forms.
Does Steinert's disease reduce life expectancy?
By Silvia Azaña Gutiérrez B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist).
Last Update: 01/19/2022
Silvia Azaña Gutiérrez
Graduate in Health Biology from the University of Alcalá and specialized in Clinical Genetics from the same university. Master in Assisted Reproduction by the University of Valencia in collaboration with IVI clinics.