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Neuromuscular Disease Center

Providing diagnostic evaluations and Principal Care services for patients with disorders of the peripheral nervous system and muscles.

 

Neuromuscular Disease Center

The Neuromuscular Disease Center at Oregon Health & Science University provides diagnostic evaluations and Principal Care services for patients with disorders of the peripheral nervous system and muscles. Diseases include:

  • myasthenia gravis and Lambert Eaton Syndrome
  • myotonic dystrophy
  • facioscapulohumeral muscle dystrophy
  • Inflammatory myopathies (such as polymyositis, dermatomyositis, inclusion body myositis)
  • mitochondrial myopathies
  • metabolic myopathies (such as Pompe, Debrancher, and MCardle's diseases)
  • neuropathies (hereditary, inflammatory, diabetic, metabolic, toxic, painful peripheral, and others)
  • muscular dystrophies (FSH, Duchenne, Becker, limb-girdle,myotonic, oculopharyngeal)
  • spinal muscular atrophy
  • post-polio syndrome
  • and other related disorders.

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The Neuromuscular Disease Center is dedicated to the delivery of  expert clinical care as well as to the education of both patients and colleagues at all levels of training. All members of the faculty are board certified neurologists, sub-specializing in neuromuscular disease and clinical neurophysiology. The Neuromuscular Disease Center holds clinics in association with the Muscular Dystrophy Association Program.

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Location

The Neuromuscular Diseases Center clinic is now housed in the new Center for Health & Healing (CHH) on the South Waterfront Campus. The CHH is one of the most green buildings in America. The CHH is the most energy-efficient, large-scale building in the Northwest and one of the greenest in the world. It's on track to achieve LEED Platinum, the U.S. Green Building Council's highest ranking.

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