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Landouzy-dejerine dystrophy

Landouzy-dejerine dystrophy --> facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy

a relatively benign type of muscular dystrophy commencing in childhood and slowly progressive; characterised by wasting and weakness, sometimes asymmetrical, mainly of the muscles of the face, shoulder girdle, and arms; autosomal dominant inheritance.

Synonym: facioscapulohumeral atrophy, landouzy-dejerine dystrophy.


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