Conditions and Treatments from the Neuromuscular Center


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

In the most common form of Guillain-Barré syndrome, the myelin covering of nerves throughout the body (the “peripheral nerves”) is damaged. (In a rarer form of the disease, the nerve axons themselves

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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)

Transitioning from pediatric to adult care More than 9 million children in the United States are living with a chronic illness. Every year, 500,000 of these children turn 18. As they join their fellow

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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)

"SMA was listed by the National Institutes of Health as the neurologic disease closest to finding a cure. This is not a coincidence...because the scientific community, SMA research organizations, and

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