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Muscular Dystrophy, Facioscapulohumeral

"Muscular Dystrophy, Facioscapulohumeral" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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)


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Muscular Dystrophy, Facioscapulohumeral" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Muscular Dystrophy, Facioscapulohumeral" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 26 publications over 16 distinct years, with a maximum of 4 publications in 2016
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