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Wellstone Center for FSHD



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Medical Subject Headings

Adult; *Dietary Supplements; Exercise Therapy; Female; Humans; Muscle Fatigue; Muscular Dystrophy, Facioscapulohumeral


Musculoskeletal Diseases | Nervous System Diseases | Rehabilitation and Therapy


BACKGROUND: Muscle fatigue, weakness and atrophy are basilar clinical features that accompany facioscapulohumeral dystrophy (FSHD) the third most common muscular dystrophy.No therapy is available for FSHD.

CASE PRESENTATION: We describe the effects of 6mo exercise therapy and nutritional supplementation in a 43-year-old woman severely affected by FSHD.

CONCLUSION: A mixed exercise program combined with nutritional supplementation can be safely used with beneficial effects in selected patients with FSHD.

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Citation: BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2014 May 15;15:155. doi: 10.1186/1471-2474-15-155. Link to article on publisher's site


© 2014 Pasotti et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.

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