An integrated approach in a case of facioscapulohumeral dystrophy

Stefano Pasotti, Bruno Magnani, Emanuela Longa, Giuseppe Giovanetti, Albino Rossi, Angela Berardinelli, Rossella Tupler, Giuseppe D'Antona

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Background: Muscle fatigue, weakness and atrophy are basilar clinical features that accompany facioscapulohumeral dystrophy (FSHD) the third most common muscular dystrophy.No therapy is available for FSHD. Case presentation. We describe the effects of 6mo exercise therapy and nutritional supplementation in a 43-year-old woman severely affected by FSHD. Conclusion: A mixed exercise program combined with nutritional supplementation can be safely used with beneficial effects in selected patients with FSHD.

Original languageEnglish
Article number155
JournalBMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - May 15 2014


  • Amino acids
  • Creatine
  • Dietary supplements
  • Exercise therapy
  • Muscular dystrophies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Rheumatology
  • Medicine(all)


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