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Center for Neuromuscular Disease

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The Neuromuscular Disease Program has an active in-patient and out-patient service in clinical neuromuscular disease. The clinical neurophysiology/electromyography laboratory at UMMS performs numerous studies yearly. Additional studies are performed at the affiliated laboratories at the Baltimore VA and University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute. Muscle and nerve biopsies are processed in the Neuropathology Laboratory and discussed in a neuromuscular conference. Special lecture series include neuromuscular pathology and electrophysiology.

Research interests include

  • Immunologic disorders of the neuromuscular junction and peripheral nerve
  • In vitro studies of neuromuscular development
  • Neurochemical studies of neuromuscular interactions
  • The role of complement and other inflammatory mediators on Schwann cell biology
  • The regulation of myelin gene expression
  • The interaction of dystrophin with muscle proteins

Clinical research studies also continue to study Guillain-Barré syndrome, chronic demyelinating neuropathies, diabetic polyneuropathies, nerve repair following traumatic injury, ALS and myasthenia gravis.

Learn more about Guillain-Barré syndrome, ALS and myasthenia gravis.

To make an appointment with one of our physicians, please call 1-800-492-5538.

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Office Contact Information

110 South Paca Street, 3rd Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201-1642

(410) 328-3100
Fax: (410) 328-8981