Tissue biopsies for the study of FSHD


A single visit study with muscle and/or skin biopsy / blood draw, performed to determine whether a molecular or cellular defect can be attributed to cells of Fascioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy (FSHD) muscle. This study is recruiting both individuals with genetically confirmed FSHD as well as unaffected healthy (control) individuals.

I'm interested

Male or Female
Not specified
This study is also accepting healthy volunteers
Inclusion Criteria:

• Genetic confirmation of Fascioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy (FSHD)
• at least 4 years old
• Healthy Family Members: parent or sibling of someone who has FSHD
Exclusion Criteria:

• heart failure, respiratory insufficiency that requires respiratory support
• taking anticoagulants or anti platelet medications (aspirin or NSAIDs)

Rare Diseases, Heart & Vascular

Fascioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy (FSHD), Clinics and Surgery Center (CSC)

Ana Mitanoska -
Michael Kyba