Predictive factors of respiratory impairment in people with Myotonic Dystrophy type 1 (DM1)

Takeaway

  • Leukocyte CTG expansion size and clinical muscle severity are independent predictors of restrictive syndrome in people with DM1.

Why this matters

  • Identifying predictive factors could contribute to early diagnosis and treatment of respiratory impairment, which could improve life expectancy in DM1 patients.