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Fukuyama Type Congenital Muscular Dystrophy

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NORD is very grateful to Chang-Yong Tsao, MD, FAAN, FAAP, Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Neurology, College of Medicine and Public Health, Ohio State University, for assistance in the preparation of this report.

Synonyms of Fukuyama Type Congenital Muscular Dystrophy

  • cerebromuscular dystrophy, Fukuyama type
  • congenital muscular dystrophy, Fukuyama type
  • FCMD
  • micropolygyria with muscular dystrophy
  • muscular dystrophy, congenital, Fukuyama type
  • muscular dystrophy, congenital progressive with mental retardation
  • muscular dystrophy, congenital with central nervous system involvement
  • muscular dystrophy, fukuyama type

Disorder Subdivisions

  • No subdivisions found.

General Discussion

Fukuyama type congenital muscular dystrophy (FCMD) is one of several forms of a rare type of muscular dystrophy known as congenital muscular dystrophy. It is inherited as an autosomal recessive trait. Symptoms of this disorder are apparent at birth and progress slowly. In addition to general muscle weakness and deformities of the joints (contractures), FCMD is often accompanied by seizures, mental retardation and speech problems. This disorder is predominantly found in Japan.

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