Genetic counseling of an affected proband or an asymptomatic mutation carrier aims to clarify their genetic status and relies on the family history and genetic testing. In case of an affected proband it is essential to investigate the parents, sibs, and offsprings of the proband. Offsprings of a DM1 patient carry a 50% chance of inheriting the mutant allele. The chance of a female DM1 patient of having an affected child increases with the severity of the maternal phenotype. A mother who has had a previous child with congenital DM has 2040% risk to have another affected child. Before prediction testing of an at-risk asymptomatic adult is carried out, an affected family member should be tested. Asymptomatic children at risk for adult-onset DM1 should not be tested. In counseling a person with DM1 it is prudent to mention the small possibility of transmitting congenital DM. Genetic counseling is generally hampered by the high instability of the CTG expansion and the poor genotype-phenotype correlation.
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