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Peripheral Neuropathy and Neuromuscular Disease Center
The Peripheral Neuropathy and Neuromuscular Disease Center has neurologists experienced in evaluating patients with various neuromuscular disorders, including peripheral neuropathy, myopathy, muscular dystrophy, myasthenia gravis, motor neuron disease, post-polio muscular atrophy and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Each neurologist is board certified in clinical neurophysiology and an expert in utilizing nerve conduction studies and EMG to correctly diagnose these disorders.
Outpatient nerve and muscle biopsies are interpreted by qualified neuropatholgists. Wherever indicated, immunotherapies such as plasmapheresis or high-dose immunoglobulin are readily available. In a specialized clinic, botulinum toxin injections are performed as a new and effective treatment for localized dystonias (abnormal muscle tension).
Loyola is a referral center for the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation and treats a substantial number of patients suffering from this rare disease.