facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophymedical dictionary

A relatively benign type of muscular dystrophy commencing in childhood and slowly progressive; characterised by wasting and weakness, sometimes asymmetrical, mainly of the muscles of the face, shoulder girdle, and arms; autosomal dominant inheritance.

Synonyms: facioscapulohumeral atrophy, Landouzy-Dejerine dystrophy.

(05 Mar 2000)

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