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Muscular Dystrophy, Facioscapulohumeral MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Muscular Dystrophy, Facioscapulohumeral
Tree Number(s)
C05.651.534.500.400
C10.668.491.175.500.400
C16.320.577.400
Unique ID
D020391
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D020391
Scope Note
An autosomal dominant degenerative muscle disease characterized by slowly progressive weakness of the muscles of the face, upper-arm, and shoulder girdle. The onset of symptoms usually occurs in the first or second decade of life. Affected individuals usually present with impairment of upper extremity elevation. This tends to be followed by facial weakness, primarily involving the orbicularis oris and orbicularis oculi muscles. (Neuromuscul Disord 1997;7(1):55-62; Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1420)
Entry Term(s)
FSH Muscular Dystrophy
Facio-Scapulo-Humeral Dystrophy
Facioscapulohumeral Atrophy
Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy
Facioscapulohumeral Type Progressive Muscular Dystrophy
Facioscapuloperoneal Muscular Dystrophy
Landouzy-Dejerine Dystrophy
Muscular Dystrophy, Landouzy Dejerine
Progressive Muscular Dystrophy, Facioscapulohumeral Type
Previous Indexing
Muscular Dystrophies (1966-1999)
Public MeSH Note
2000
History Note
2000
Date Established
2000/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/11/03
Revision Date
2013/07/08
Muscular Dystrophy, Facioscapulohumeral Preferred
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