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Landouzy-Dejerine Muscular Dystrophy

Landouzy-Dejerine Muscular Dystrophy Causes

The real cause of Landouzy-Dejerine muscular dystrophy is still unknown; there are many undergoing studies but yet, no established fact are presented

Landouzy-Dejerine Muscular Dystrophy Definition

Landouzy-Dejerine muscular dystrophy, also known as Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy is an autosomal dominant form of muscle weakness disorder. On the initial onset of this disorder, the first affected part is the facial, scapulo and humeral skeletal muscles. Landouzy-Dejerine muscular dystrophy is the third most prevalent genetic disease affecting the skeletal muscle.

Landouzy-Dejerine Muscular Dystrophy Diagnosis

The most effective method to diagnose Landouzy-Dejerine muscular dystrophy is through genetic testing; however certain other tests can be used but they are less accurate than genetic testing. This includes Creatine Kinase level, Electromyogram, nerve conduction velocity, and muscle biopsy.

Landouzy-Dejerine Muscular Dystrophy Symptoms and Signs

Patients with Landouzy-Dejerine muscular dystrophy often develop symptoms during childhood, but only remains to be obvious when they reach their adolescence. When noticed, these are the symptoms that are associated with this muscular disorder: * Sensorineural loss of hearing * Drooping eyelid * Decreased facial expression * Angry facial expression * Difficulty in pronouncing the letters M,B,and P * Deficit in turning the ankle and toes upward (Foot drop) * Abnormal heart rhythm * Asymmetrical weakening of the skeletal muscles * Stomach muscles weakening heading to the legs

Landouzy-Dejerine Muscular Dystrophy Treatment

There is not a single specific treatment for Landouzy-Dejerine muscular dystrophy permitted by the Food and Drug Administration. The practice of occupational therapy application can be vital for become accustomed to new devices available; an essential factor to experience a more comfortable everyday life.

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