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Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy

The symptoms of FSH dystrophy may appear during childhood with severe facial and limb weakness or develop slowly and gradually in adulthood with progressive difficulty closing the eyes, moving the face, lifting objects or walking. The disease is caused by degeneration of muscle due to a specific...

Feeding Disorders

General feeding difficulties are relatively common among most children. For example, a child may be a picky eater and consume a limited number of foods, but the foods eaten span all the food groups and provide a well-balanced diet. A child with a feeding disorder, on the other hand, may only eat a...

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) and Related Disorders

Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) is the leading known preventable cause of non-inherited intellectual disabilities and birth defects, and is the most extreme case of pre-natal alcohol exposure. It is diagnosed by the presence of facial abnormalities (small palprebral fissures, flattened filtrum and thin...

Fragile X Syndrome

Fragile X syndrome (FXS) is the leading known inherited cause of intellectual disability and autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). Over 100,000 Americans have FXS; moreover, it is estimated that over one million are Fragile X carriers. Nationally, over one million individuals have ASDs, which is a...