38.     Myotonic dystrophy.

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a. is an autosomal recessive condition  
b. is beloved of examiners  
c. is due to a single gene defect on chromosome 19q  
d. is associated with severe mental retardation  
e. may cause reduced fetal movements  
f. may be associated with hydramnios  
g. the affected neonate may have breathing and feeding difficulties  
h. is associated with sub-fertility  
i. patients with the condition should be made known to the anaesthetist prior to having general anaesthesia  
j. the incidence is 1:5,000  
k. can be detected on chorionic villus biopsy or amniocentesis  



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