Facial scapulo humeral

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Muscular dystrophies are marked by progressive skeletal muscle weakness, defects in the physical components of muscle, and the death of muscle cells and tissue. FSHD affects both males and females, with symptoms most often first getting noticeable during adolescence and early adulthood. FSHD gets its name because the muscle loss is usually noticeable across facial facio , back scapula , and upper arm humeral muscles, but other areas, such as the abdominal core, hip girdle, and legs are also commonly affected. Symptoms may appear years before a formal diagnosis by a doctor. Early on, symptoms can be overlooked or mistaken for an injury, and many doctors are unfamiliar with FSHD, so it may take a long time 9 years on average before the condition is correctly diagnosed.

Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy (FSH, FSHD)

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Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy FSHD is a type of muscular dystrophy that preferentially weakens the skeletal muscles of the face Latin: facio , those that position the scapula scapulo , and those in the upper arm , overlying the humerus bone humeral. Other areas of the body usually develop weakness as well, such as the abdomen and lower leg, causing foot drop. The two sides of the body are often affected unequally. Regardless of which mutation is present, disease can only result if the individual has a 4qA allele, which is a common variation in the DNA next to DUX4. There is no known cure for FSHD.

Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy

Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy is a disorder characterized by muscle weakness and wasting atrophy. This condition gets its name from the muscles that are affected most often: those of the face facio- , around the shoulder blades scapulo- , and in the upper arms humeral. The signs and symptoms of facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy usually appear in adolescence. However, the onset and severity of the condition varies widely. Milder cases may not become noticeable until later in life, whereas rare severe cases become apparent in infancy or early childhood.
Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy FSHD is a genetic muscle disorder in which the muscles of the face, shoulder blades, and upper arms are among the most affected. In FSHD, weakness first and most seriously affects the face, shoulders, and upper arms, but the disease usually also causes weakness in other muscles. FSHD is the third most common type of muscular dystrophy, behind Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophies and myotonic dystrophy.