Facioscapulohumeral Dystrophy Questions & Answers

Updated: Mar 19, 2019
  • Author: Naganand Sripathi, MD; Chief Editor: Amy Kao, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is facioscapulohumeral dystrophy (FSHD)?

What is the pathophysiology of facioscapulohumeral dystrophy (FSHD)?

What causes facioscapulohumeral dystrophy (FSHD)?

What is the prevalence of facioscapulohumeral dystrophy (FSHD) in the US?

What is the mortality associated with facioscapulohumeral dystrophy (FSHD)?

What are the sexual predilections of facioscapulohumeral dystrophy (FSHD)?

At what age does facioscapulohumeral dystrophy (FSHD) typically present?

What is the prevalence of facioscapulohumeral dystrophy (FSHD)?

Presentation

What are the signs and symptoms of facioscapulohumeral dystrophy (FSHD)?

DDX

What are the differential diagnoses for Facioscapulohumeral Dystrophy?

Workup

What is the role of lab tests in the workup of facioscapulohumeral dystrophy (FSHD)?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of facioscapulohumeral dystrophy (FSHD)?

What is the role of EMG in the workup of facioscapulohumeral dystrophy (FSHD)?

What is the role of biopsy in the workup of facioscapulohumeral dystrophy (FSHD)?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of facioscapulohumeral dystrophy (FSHD)?

Treatment

How is facioscapulohumeral dystrophy (FSHD) treated?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of facioscapulohumeral dystrophy (FSHD)?

Medications

What is the role of medications in the treatment of facioscapulohumeral dystrophy (FSHD)?

Which medications in the drug class Beta2-adrenergic agonists are used in the treatment of Facioscapulohumeral Dystrophy?

Follow-up

What are the possible complications of facioscapulohumeral dystrophy (FSHD)?

What is the prognosis of facioscapulohumeral dystrophy (FSHD)?