Neuromuscular Center | Conditions and Treatments

Dysphagia

Dysphagia is a term that means "difficulty swallowing." It is the inability of food or liquids to pass easily from the mouth, into the throat, and down into the esophagus to the stomach during the...

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Guillain Barre Syndrome

What is Guillain-Barré syndrome? Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) occurs when the immune system attacks the peripheral nervous system — the system of nerves that run though the body, outside the brain...

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Juvenile Dermatomyositis

"Even though juvenile dermatomyositis is rare and can be serious, most children we treat can go into full remission." --Susan Kim, MD, MMSc, Children's rheumatologist It’s often not until a rash...

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Muscular Dystrophy (MD)

What is muscular dystrophy? Muscular dystrophy is a general name for a group of rare diseases that cause muscle weakness. It is caused by mutations in certain genes. There are more than 30 different...

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Myasthenia Gravis

Overview Juvenile myasthenia gravis (JMG) is the childhood form of myasthenia gravis (MG), and is an autoimmune disease in which a child’s body produces antibodies that attack the acetylcholine...

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Nervous System Disorders

Overview The nervous system is a complex, sophisticated system that regulates and coordinates body activities. It is made up of two major divisions: Central nervous system - consisting of the brain...

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Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)

What is spinal muscular atrophy? Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a rare genetic condition in which muscles throughout the body are weakened because cells in the spinal cord and brainstem do not work...

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