Symptom prevalence in people with facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy

Takeaway

  • In adults with facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD), physical limitations on ability to perform activities, shoulder, arm, back, and chest weakness are the most frequently reported symptoms.

  • Symptom prevalence is increased in people who are unemployed and in those experiencing moderate or severe pain.

Why this matters

    Identifying the most prevalent symptoms amongst people with FSHD will allow physicians to tailor treatment to specifically address the needs of their patients.