Muscle Respiratory Care

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Our Muscle Respiratory Care Clinic is part of the Muscular Dystrophy Association Program.
It represents a special collaboration between pulmonologists, orthopedic surgeons, and neurologists. They come together to provide a team approach to the care of children with neuromuscular diseases.

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Respiratory problems can occur as a complication in children with conditions like:
  • Duchenne muscular dystrophy
  • congenital muscular dystrophy
  • Friedreichs ataxia
  • spinal muscular atrophy

Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington

1600 Rockland Road
Wilmington, DE 19803
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For Appointments: (302) 651-4200

What to Bring
  • photo ID
  • medical and pharmacy insurance cards
  • preferred pharmacy name and phone number
  • names and dosage of all medications, including over-the-counter medication, your child is currently taking
  • guardianship and custody papers, if a legal guardian rather than a parent accompanies your child
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At Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, experts from our Muscle Respiratory Care Clinic evaluate, diagnose, and treat children with respiratory illnesses that may occur as a complication of neuromuscular disorders. This care is provided in conjunction with the Muscular Dystrophy Association Program within the hospital.

Because of our coordinated approach to care, patients are able to be evaluated by several specialists on the same day, each time they visit. Appropriate testing is ordered at the time of the outpatient visit.