FSHD is linked to alterations on the long arm of chromosome 4 near the tip (4q35)
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It was not until 1952 that a formal definition of the clinical features of FSHD was developed. This was based on a large family (1249 individuals!) from Utah who were affected by FSHD. The study was the first to describe the inheritance and the term FSHD was coined. [...]
The same physicians publish a paper on FSHD which describes the familial pattern of the condition.
FSHD first described by French physicians Louis Landouzy and Joseph Dejerine.
A family perspective - A cure for FSHD would mean Hannah and I can run on a beach together. She could dance and twirl till her heart is content. I hope that one day, she can. Many people in the FSHD community may remember the story of [...]
A family perspective - A cure for FSHD would mean Hannah and I can run on a beach together. She could dance and twirl till her heart is content. I hope that one day, she can. Many people in the FSHD community may remember the story of my life [...]
Donate to the FSHD Global Christmas Appeal to help find a Cure! Hi, my name is Heather, I am 57 years old. I have 4 children and 7 grandchildren. I was diagnosed with FSHD 7 years ago. As far as I know, I am the only one in my [...]
Shane’s Christmas wish is to find a cure for FSHD so that his grandchildren never have to live with this insidious disease This is Shane’s Story….. My name is Shane and this is my story. I have just turned 51 years old and I have FSHD. I was first [...]
Tania is our proud NSW State Branch President, FSHD Global Ambassador & Community Liaison and Administration Assistant. She is full of warmth, positivity and laughter despite going through a tough 12 months. This is Tania’s Story… I was diagnosed with FSHD when I was 12, but I’ve had the symptoms [...]
Save the date! If you would like to attend our 10th Annual Sydney Chocolate Ball in 2019 please contact the FSHD Global team at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!