What is the prevalence of facioscapulohumeral dystrophy (FSHD)?

Updated: Mar 19, 2019
  • Author: Naganand Sripathi, MD; Chief Editor: Amy Kao, MD  more...
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FSHD is considered one of the more common hereditary muscular disorders with a prevalence of ~1 in 8,000. It appears to affect males and females in relatively equal numbers. The estimated prevalence is between four and ten per 100,000 people. [6, 7]


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