Related Conditions and Treatments
AP-4-Associated Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia (AP-4-HSP)
AP-4-associated hereditary spastic paraplegia (AP-4-HSP) is a group of slowly-progressing neurodegenerative disorders.
Dysphagia in Children
Dysphagia is a term that means “difficulty swallowing.” It is the inability of food or liquids to pass easily from your child’s mouth, into the throat, and through the esophagus to the stomach during the process of swallowing.
Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) occurs when the immune system attacks the peripheral nervous system.
Juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM) is a rare autoimmune disorder in which a child’s immune system attacks blood vessels throughout his body, causing muscle inflammation.
Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
Muscular dystrophy is a general name for a group of rare diseases that cause muscle weakness. It is caused by mutations in certain genes.
Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune disease that causes the muscles, especially in the eyes, mouth, throat, and limbs, to weaken after periods of activity.
Nervous System Disorders
Nervous system disorders can involve a range of conditions that may be chronic or may be triggered by secondary factors.
Neuromuscular scoliosis is one of three main types of scoliosis that cause an irregular curvature of the spine.
Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
Spinal muscular atrophy is when muscles throughout the body are weakened because nerve cells in the spinal cord and brainstem do not work properly.
X-linked Myotubular Myopathy
X-linked myotubular myopathy is caused by a genetic mutation on the X chromosome, and it causes muscle weakness.