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Duke University Medical Center – Pediatric Neuromuscular Disease

2301 Erwin Rd
Durham, North Carolina, United States
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Children with neuromuscular diseases, such as Duchenne muscular dystrophy and spinal muscular atrophy, have varied needs that change with age and disease progression. In addition to strength and mobility problems, children can develop lung, heart, skeletal, and digestive conditions. Duke offers comprehensive care to treat these conditions and help maintain your child’s level of motor function as long as possible. We help children reach their full potential at home, in school, and in the community.

Neuromuscular diseases include hundreds of different disorders that affect the nervous system and cause progressive muscle weakness. They include:

• Muscular dystrophies

• Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease

• Spinal muscular atrophy

• Myasthenia gravis

• Mitochondrial disorders

Because neuromuscular diseases can affect so many body systems, we personalize your child’s care. Our team of experts addresses their specific needs and includes a pediatric neurologist, pediatric pulmonologist, pediatric cardiologist, physical and occupational therapists, a nutritionist, and a social worker.