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Herbal medicine significantly improved muscle function in a patient with type 1 facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy: A case report.
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Journalexplore-the journal of science and healing1.485Date
2020 May 24
4 months ago
Type
Journal Article
Volume
2020-May-24 / :
Author
Li H 1, Huang H 2, Long W 3, Zuo J 4, Huang H 5
Affiliation
  • 2. The First Clinical Medical College, Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, Guangzhou, Guangdong, 510405, China; Department of Radiology, The First Affiliated Hospital, Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, Guangzhou, Guangdong, 510405, China. Electronic address: [email protected]
  • 3. Department of Geriatric Medicine, The First Affiliated Hospital, Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, Guangzhou, Guangdong, 510405, China. Electronic address: [email protected]
  • 4. Department of Emergency, The First Affiliated Hospital, Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, Guangzhou, Guangdong, 510405, China. Electronic address: [email protected]
  • 5. The First Comprehensive Department, The Second Affiliated Hospital, Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine (Guangdong Province Hospital of Chinese Medicine), Guangzhou, Guangdong, 510120, China. Electronic address: [email protected]
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Abstract
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD) is a common muscular disorder. At present, treatments for FSHD have limited effects on the muscle function of patients. A famous Chinese medicine formula, Buzhong Yiqi (BZYQ), has shown promising effects on several muscular diseases, but evidence regarding its effect on FSHD is lacking. This study aimed to examine the effect of BZYQ on FSHD.
CASE PRESENTATION: A 15-year-old girl suffered from progressive muscle weakness, with a genetically confirmed diagnosis of FSHD. Except for routine FSHD management, the patient received BZQY every day. The muscle strength of the patient remarkably increased after discharge.
CONCLUSIONS: This study was novel in reporting a significant improvement in muscle function in a patient with FSHD treated with an integrated approach of BZYQ and routine management. Therefore, BZYQ might be a potential treatment for FSHD, requiring further investigations.
Keywords: Buzhong Yiqi formula Chinese herbal medicine Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy
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