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Disease Muscular Dystrophy, Facioscapulohumeral

Name Muscular Dystrophy, Facioscapulohumeral
Synonyms Atrophies, Facioscapulohumeral | Atrophy, Facioscapulohumeral | Dystrophies, Facioscapulohumeral Muscular | Dystrophies, Landouzy-Dejerine | Dystrophy, Facioscapulohumeral Muscular | Dystrophy, Landouzy-Dejerine | Facioscapulohumeral Atrophies | Facioscapulohumeral Atrophy | Facio-Scapulo-Humeral Dystrophy | Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophies | Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy | Facioscapulohumeral Type Progressive Muscular Dystrophy | Facioscapuloperoneal Muscular Dystrophy | FSH Muscular Dystrophy | Landouzy-Dejerine Dystrophies | Landouzy Dejerine Dystrophy | Landouzy-Dejerine Dystrophy | Muscular Dystrophies, Facioscapulohumeral | Muscular Dystrophy, Landouzy Dejerine | Progressive Muscular Dystrophy, Facioscapulohumeral Type
Definition An autosomal dominant degenerative muscle disease characterized by slowly progressive weakness of the muscles of the face, upper-arm, and shoulder girdle. The onset of symptoms usually occurs in the first or second decade of life. Affected individuals usually present with impairment of upper extremity elevation. This tends to be followed by facial weakness, primarily involving the orbicularis oris and orbicularis oculi muscles. (Neuromuscul Disord 1997;7(1):55-62; Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1420)
Categories Genetic disease (inborn) | Musculoskeletal disease | Nervous system disease
MeSH® ID D020391
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1. DiseasesMusculoskeletal Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Muscular Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Muscular Disorders, Atrophic Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Muscular Dystrophies Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Muscular Dystrophy, Facioscapulohumeral Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
2. DiseasesNervous System Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neuromuscular Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Muscular Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Muscular Disorders, Atrophic Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Muscular Dystrophies Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Muscular Dystrophy, Facioscapulohumeral Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
3. DiseasesCongenital, Hereditary, and Neonatal Diseases and Abnormalities Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Genetic Diseases, Inborn Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Muscular Dystrophies Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Muscular Dystrophy, Facioscapulohumeral Has associated chemicals Has associated genes

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