Our Neuromuscular Disease Services

Faculty in the neuromuscular division at Brigham and Women's Hospital diagnose and treat a full spectrum of diseases and disorders of the peripheral nervous system including:

Muscle Diseases

  • Inflammatory myopathies

    • Neuromuscular Division Research Program on Inflammatory Myopathies
    • Dermatomyositis (DM)
    • Polymyositis (PM)
    • Inclusion body myositis (IBM)
  • Metabolic myopathies

    • Mitochondrial myopathies (such as Kearns-Sayre syndrome, MERRF and MELAS)
    • Glycogen storage disease (such as McArdle's disease and Pompe disease)
    • Disorders of lipid metabolism (such as CPT2 deficiency)
  • Toxic myopathies (such as Statin myopathies)
  • Muscular dystrophies (such as Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophies, fascioscapulohumeral dystrophy, limb-girdle muscular dystrophy and myotonic dystrophy)
  • Congenital myopathies (such as nemaline myopathy and centronuclear myopathy)
  • Muscle channelopathies (such as periodic paralyses and myotonic congenita)

Diseases of the neuromuscular transmission

Motor Neuron Diseases

  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Primary lateral sclerosis
  • Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)
  • Bulbospinal muscular atrophy (Kennedy's disease)
  • Post polio syndrome


  • Focal radiculopathies (such as carpal tunnel syndrome and Bell's palsy)
  • Plexopathies (such as Brachial plexopathies and Personage Turner's syndrome)
  • Vasculitic neuropathies
  • Peripheral neuropathies (such as diabetic neuropathy)
  • Guillain-Barre syndrome and chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP)
  • Multifocal motor neuropathy
  • Inherited neuropathies such as Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT)


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