Facial wasting for no known reason.
Oct 16, 2009
I am a 39 year old female who had sudden onset and rapid progressive severe wasting of the temporalis and massetter muscles. I've been thoroughly investigated and no one knows what caused this. Initially, they queried a type of muscular dystrophy but this has been ruled out. I was always very youthful in appearance but literally aged 15 years within a four week period. People now look at my strangely and I'm very self-conscious. Have you heard of this before? Would treatment similar to those used for HIV patients on anti-viral medications work for me? I am at such a loss and would appreciate your help.
Response from Dr. Pierone
I have never heard of anything like this and hopefully your doctors can figure it out. In the meanwhile, using facial fillers to improve your facial appearance certainly would be a reasonable option.
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- What Systems Of The Body Do Shingles Affect?
- What Kind Of Doctor Treats Chlamydia?
- What If You Have Sex One Week Before A Herpes Outbreak?
- What Can Can Cause A False Positive Syphilis Test?
- Topical Antifungal For Angular Chelitis
- What Are The Chances Of Getting Genital Herpes While Using A Condom?
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.