Wellstone Center for FSHD
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
Pasotti, Stefano; Magnani, Bruno; Longa, Emanuela; Giovanetti, Giuseppe; Rossi, Albino; Berardinelli, Angela; Tupler, Rossella Ginevra; and D'Antona, Giuseppe, "An integrated approach in a case of facioscapulohumeral dystrophy" (2014). Wellstone Center for FSHD Publications and Presentations. 35.