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FACIOSCAPULOHUMERAL MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY
Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy is a genetic muscle disorder which mostly affects the muscles of the face, the upper arms and shoulders. The disease starts showing prominence after the age of 20 when weakness of the affected muscles becomes rather significant. Facial weakness may start in childhood but it is only in the early 20s that the symptoms become prominent.
HOW IS FACIOSCAPULOHUMERAL MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY DIAGNOSED?
Genetic testing is the most common diagnostic method for Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy. Rheumatologists may order additional tests for determining nerve conduction velocity for confirming diagnosis. Another common test is muscle biopsy for evaluating the muscle status through biochemical tests
HOW IS FACIOSCAPULOHUMERAL MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY TREATED?
There is no direct treatment or medication for the condition. The treatment is aimed at alleviating the symptoms. Anti-inflammatory drugs known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories, or NSAIDs are prescribed.
DID YOU KNOW?
There is no medical treatment available till date, which can reverse this effect. It can be only be controlled.