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Batten-Turner syndrome

Alternative eponyms

  • Batten-Turner form of congenital myopathy

Related people

A benign form of congenital muscular dystrophy.

Description

A benign form of congenital muscular dystrophy. Onset in both sexes in early childhood. Floppiness and frequent falling and stumbling. Slight delay on reaching milestones or early motor development; normal walking, somewhat handicapped in physical exercises. Etiology uncertain.

Bibliography

  • F. E. Batten:
    Three cases of myopathy, infantile type.
    Brain, Oxford, 1903, 26: 147-148.
  • J. W. Turner:
    On amyotonia congenita. Brain, Oxford, 1949, 72: 25-34.

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