Format

Send to

Choose Destination
Intractable Rare Dis Res. 2019 Feb;8(1):9-13. doi: 10.5582/irdr.2019.01016.

Management strategies in facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy.

Author information

1
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Zhongshan Hospital affiliated with Fudan University, Shanghai, China.
2
Department of Nursing, Zhongshan Hospital affiliated with Fudan University, Shanghai, China.

Abstract

Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD) also known as Landouzy-Dejerine disease, is an autosomal-dominant disorder of the skeletal muscles with the name according to the various muscle groups it affects: the face, shoulders and upper arms. It is the third most common genetic degenerative disorder of the skeletal muscles without specific patterns in all the affected individuals. At present there is no cure for the disease but numerous management strategies are available to improve the quality of life and prevent further degeneration of various muscle groups. This review aims to provide an insight on the management strategies for FSHD patients including both lifestyle and medical intervention.

KEYWORDS:

Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy; Landouzy-Dejerine disease; clinical manifestations; management; surgical intervention

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for IRCA-BSSA Group Icon for PubMed Central
Loading ...
Support Center