Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy

This section brings together information about FSHD from across the website. Much of the information here is especially relevant for individuals and families affected by FSHD, but family doctors and researchers should also find something of interest.

Browse through this section for specific information about FSHD, and also take a look at the other areas of our website for more general information about TREAT-NMD and the resources we offer.

About FSHD

An overview of Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy - how it is caused, how it is inherited, and what its symptoms are

FSHD patient registries

Locate national patient registries for FSHD around the world


Patient organizations

See a list of patient organizations and advocacy groups providing support for FSHD patients and families across
the world

Genetics of FHSD

In most cases FSHD is an autosomal dominant disease, meaning that only one copy of the genetic lesion is needed for the disease to show symptoms

12 Apr 2017