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Understanding your child's condition is an important step on your treatment journey. Learn more about causes, symptoms and diagnosis for a variety of conditions, as well as unique treatments and research being performed at Children's National.

Conditions We Treat 

  • Acquired myopathies (polymyositis, dermatomyositis)
  • Acquired neuropathies and polyneuropathies (Guillain-Barre syndrome, chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy)
  • Congenital muscular dystrophy (Collagen-VI, LAMA 2, alpha-dystroglycanopathy, SEPN 1)
  • Congenital myasthenic syndromes
  • Congenital myopathies (RYR1, MTM 1, nemaline)
  • Dystrophinopathies (Becker and Duchenne muscular dystrophy)
  • Friedreich's ataxia
  • Hereditary neuropathies (Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease; CMT)
  • Infantile botulism
  • Metabolic myopathies (carnitine palmityl transferase deficiency, McArdle's disease and phosphofructokinase disease (Tarui's disease))
  • Mitochondrial myopathies
  • Muscular dystrophies
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Pompe disease 
  • Spinal muscular atrophy
  • Traumatic neuropathies