UMMS Affiliation

Wellstone Center for FSHD

Date

5-15-2014

Document Type

Article

Medical Subject Headings

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

Disciplines

Musculoskeletal Diseases | Nervous System Diseases | Rehabilitation and Therapy

Abstract

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.

Rights and Permissions

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

Comments

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

This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly credited. The Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication waiver (http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/) applies to the data made available in this article, unless otherwise stated.

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

24886582

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