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Title: Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy


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Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy
  • By Brian Tong

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Overview
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  • Facial muscle weakness
  • Eyelid drooping
  • Inability to whistle
  • Difficulty pronouncing words
  • Shoulder weakness
  • Difficulty working with the arms raised
  • Sloping shoulders
  • Hearing loss
  • Abnormal heart rhythm

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Heredity
  • the third most common inherited disease of muscle
    dystrophy
  • affects 5 out of 100,000 people
  • chances of passing on to offspring is a 50
    chances

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Medical
  • a test for a tiny missing section of DNA on
    chromosome 4
  • type of diagnostic test is the electromyogram
  • Put a very fine needles short way into the
    muscles
  • measures the electrical activity in the muscles.
  • Shoulder Weakness
  • Facial Weakness
  • Lower Leg Weakness
  • Normal life span
  • Surgical and Mechanical Help
  • Exercise
  • Diet

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Personal
  • Most people are usually in wheelchairs
  • Always getting help
  • Eyelid drooping
  • Inability to whistle
  • angry facial expression
  • Difficulty pronouncing words
  • Difficulty working with the arms raised
  • Sloping shoulders
  • Pronounced shoulder blades
  • Hearing loss
  • Abnormal heart rhythm
  • are working on other strategies to treat
    Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy

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Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy References
  • http//www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/00
    0707.htm
  • http//www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/dispomim.cgi?id
    158900
  • http//www.mda.org/publications/fa-fshd.html
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