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Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD)

Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy


Other Names for this Disease
  • FSHD
  • Muscular dystrophy, facioscapulohumeral
  • Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy 1A
  • FSHMD1A
  • Muscular dystrophy, facioscapulohumeral, type 1a
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  • Is stem cell therapy being successfully used to treat people with facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD)? Should people with FSHD exercise? If so, how often and how intensely? Does drinking alcoholic beverages quicken the progression of FSHD? Is there a pharmaceutical drug to slow down the progression? Click here for answer

Other Names for this Disease
  • FSHD
  • Muscular dystrophy, facioscapulohumeral
  • Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy 1A
  • FSHMD1A
  • Muscular dystrophy, facioscapulohumeral, type 1a
Related Diseases
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.