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    Acta myologica : myopathies…
    2019

Facio-scapulo-humeral muscular dystrophy with early joint contractures and rigid spine

@inproceedings{Papadopoulos2019FacioscapulohumeralMD,
  title={Facio-scapulo-humeral muscular dystrophy with early joint contractures and rigid spine},
  author={Constantinos Papadopoulos and Vasiliki Zouvelou and George K Papadimas},
  booktitle={Acta myologica : myopathies and cardiomyopathies : official journal of the Mediterranean Society of Myology},
  year={2019}
}
Early joint contractures in childhood or adolescence irrespective of muscle weakness are usually found in Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy and collagen-VI related diseases and only rarely in the early stages of other progressive muscular dystrophies. We report a patient presenting severe elbow contractures and a rigid-spine since his early childhood without any evident muscle weakness, who was diagnosed with facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy later in life. This case is interesting since… CONTINUE READING

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