Fukuyama Type Congenital Muscular Dystrophy
National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.
- cerebromuscular dystrophy, Fukuyama type
- congenital muscular dystrophy, Fukuyama type
- 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
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.
Muscular Dystrophy Association
3300 East Sunrise Drive
Tucson, AZ 85718-3208
Muscular Dystrophy Campaign
61 Southwark Street
London, SE1 0HL
Ledbetter, David, M.D.
NIH/Center for Genome Research
9000 Rockville Pike
Center for Medical Genetics, Room L038
5841 South Maryland Ave
Bethesda, MD 20892
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
P.O. Box 5801
Bethesda, MD 20824
Society for Muscular Dystrophy Information International
P.O. Box 7490
Nova Scotia, B4V 2X6
New Horizons Un-Limited, Inc.
811 East Wisconsin Ave
P.O. Box 510034
Milwaukee, WI 53203
Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
PO Box 8126
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
Cure CMD (Congenital Muscular Dystrophy)
P.O. Box 701
Olathe, KS 66051
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