PATIENT STORY When cold paralyzes the body - Living with rare muscle disease

Matthias suffers from the so-called Eulenburg paramyotonia congenita - a hereditary sodium channel disease. Only one in 180,000 people in Germany is affected. At low temperatures, his muscles stiffen within minutes. For a long time, patients like him were helpless facing their fate. But then a team of researchers made a groundbreaking discovery.

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