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Myotonic dystrophy type 1 (OMIM: #160900) is a multisystem disorder that affects the muscle, eye, heart, endocrine system and central nervous system. DM1 is known to show cognitive decline and conventional brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies also show abnormality in the white matter of DM1 in accordance to cognitive decline. The purpose of our study was to investigate the white and grey matter abnormalities in relation to the clinical aspects with emphasis on the motor performance and corticospinal tract in DM1 Eighteen patients (8 male, 10 female) with DM1 and twenty healthy controls (9 male, 11 female) participated for this study.

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