Inflammatory lesions and muscle fat in facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy: what’s the link?

Takeaway

  • In people with facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy, muscle inflammation starts in mildly affected muscles and continues until muscle tissue has been totally replaced with fat.

Why this matters

    Better understanding of the underlying process and relationship between muscle degeneration and fat replacement could lead to targeted therapeutic interventions in facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy.