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Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy


Other Names for this Disease
  • Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy 1A
  • FSHD
  • FSHD1A
  • FSHMD1A
  • Landouzy-Dejerine muscular dystrophy
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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