Facioscapulohumeral dystrophy.

  title={Facioscapulohumeral dystrophy.},
  author={John T. Kissel},
  journal={Seminars in neurology},
  volume={19 1},
Facioscapulohumeral dystrophy (FSHD) is one of the most common inherited neuromuscular disorders, with an estimated prevalence of 1:20,000. The disease is autosomal dominant, although 10-30% of cases appear to arise from a de novo mutation. The disease presents with a characteristic pattern of weakness which affects predominantly the face and scapular stabilizer muscles. Symptoms usually begin in childhood, and >90% of patients have some evidence of disease on examination by age 20. The course… CONTINUE READING
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