Pediatric Muscular Dystrophy Association Clinic

Caring for Children with Neuromuscular Disorders

The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Clinic at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta provides comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services for children with neuromuscular disorders. MDA covered diagnoses include the following:

  • Muscular Dystrophy —
    Duchenne, Becker, Congenital, Limb-Girdle, Myotonic, FSH, Emery-Dreifuss, etc.
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Congenital Myopathy
  • Metabolic Myopathy
  • Dermatomyositis/Polymyositis
  • Hereditary Motor & Sensory Neuropathy (Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease)
  • Myasthenia Gravis and Congenital Myasthenia
  • Myotonia and Periodic Paralysis
  • Friedreich's Ataxia

The MDA Clinic offers multispecialty care, to provide all relevant services to children with neuromuscular disease in a single visit. Services available through the MDA Clinic include:

  • Cardiology
  • Nutrition
  • Social Work
  • Adaptive Equipment Specialists
  • MDA Patient Service Coordinator
  • Patient/Parent Support Group
  • Newsletter Regarding Research Developments
  • Research Opportunities

The MDA Clinic offers both evaluation of children suspected of having nerve or muscle disorders, and ongoing management of children with confirmed MDA covered conditions. Through the MDA Clinic Grant, financial support for clinic visits and selected diagnostic tests may be provided. As always, obtain a referral from your health insurance plan to the MDA Clinic if you are required to do so.