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Fukuyama Type Congenital Muscular Dystrophy


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



    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.

    Organizations related to Fukuyama Type Congenital Muscular Dystrophy
    • Cure CMD (Congenital Muscular Dystrophy)
      P.O. Box 701
      Olathe KS 66051
      Phone #: N/A
      800 #: 866-400-3626
      e-mail: info@curecmd.com
      Home page: http://www.curecmd.org
    • Dobyns, William B., M.D.
      University of Chicago
      Chicago IL 60637
      Phone #: 773-834-0555
      800 #: --
      e-mail: bws1@ix.netcom.com
      Home page: N/A
    • Ledbetter, David, M.D.
      University of Chicago
      Chicago IL 60637-6726
      Phone #: 312-834-0555
      800 #: --
      e-mail: dhl@babies.bsd.uchicago.edu
      Home page: N/A
    • Muscular Dystrophy Association
      3300 E. Sunrise Dr
      Tucson AZ 85718
      Phone #: 520-529-2000
      800 #: 800-344-4863
      e-mail: mda@mdausa.org
      Home page: http://www.mdausa.org
    • Muscular Dystrophy Campaign
      7-11 Prescott Place
      London None SW4 6BS
      Phone #: N/A
      800 #: --
      e-mail: info@muscular-dystrophy.org
      Home page: http://www.muscular-dystrophy.org
    • National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
      31 Center Drive
      Bethesda MD 20892-2540
      Phone #: 301-496-5751
      800 #: 800-352-9424
      e-mail: braininfo@ninds.nih.gov
      Home page: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/
    • New Horizons Un-Limited, Inc.
      811 East Wisconsin Ave
      Milwaukee WI 53202
      Phone #: 414-299-0124
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: horizons@new-horizons.org
      Home page: http://www.new-horizons.org
    • Society for Muscular Dystrophy Information International
      P.O. Box 4790
      Nova Scotia None B4V 2X6
      Phone #: 902--68-5-3961
      800 #: --
      e-mail: smdi@auracom.com
      Home page: http://users.auracom.com/smdi



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