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Locomotor problems in infantile facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy. Retrospective study of 9 patients.
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PMID:  1882679     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A retrospective study of 9 patients with infantile facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy defines orthopedic deformities and progression. Patients presented in the early months of life with facial diplegia. Sensorineural hearing loss occurred in 8 out of 9 with a mean onset at 5 (2-9) years. Walking began at the normal time, but worsened progressively, which was due mainly to gluteus maximus muscle weakness. Scapular winging, extreme lumbar lordosis, and foot drop were characteristic. The majority of patients (in this and other series) lose walking ability in the second decade. Efforts to control lumbar lordosis by bracing while the patients were still walking were ineffective. Control of lumbar lordosis after the patients are wheelchair-dependent is important.
F Shapiro; L Specht; B R Korf
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta orthopaedica Scandinavica     Volume:  62     ISSN:  0001-6470     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Orthop Scand     Publication Date:  1991 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-10-03     Completed Date:  1991-10-03     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370352     Medline TA:  Acta Orthop Scand     Country:  DENMARK    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  367-71     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Children's Hospital, Boston, MA 02115.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Child, Preschool
Facial Paralysis / etiology*,  pathology
Hearing Loss, Sensorineural / etiology*
Lordosis / etiology*,  physiopathology,  therapy
Muscular Dystrophies / complications*,  genetics
Retrospective Studies

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